Rail line reopens in Shasta County

Jan 29, 2014 3:33 PM

Union Pacific and other trains are able to roll through Shasta County once again after crews finished re-railing four cars which derailed and shut down the line for almost 30 hours.

Union Pacific Officials stated this afternoon crews finished repairing concrete ties and reopened the line around 9:15 p.m. last night.

Around 4 p.m. on Monday, four of the train’s 67 cars derailed near Garber Road to the north of Lakewood and Pollard Flatts. The train was traveling north from Roseville, Calif., to Portland, Ore., according to The Associated Press. No injuries were reported but the derailment did affect Amtrak services.

Three of the four cars that derailed were empty, one contained scrap paper material. Union Pacific indicated none of the scrap paper material entered the nearby waterway.

The cause of the derailment is still under investigation.


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