Train Derails north of Lakehead in Shasta County

Jan 27, 2014 6:53 PM

(UPDATE) 5:40 p.m.-Union Pacific Officials confirmed one of their trains derailed sometime around 4 p.m. this afternoon. According to Union Pacific a total of four cars derailed; three of which were empty and one car contained scrap paper material. None of the cars entered the water and there were no reports of injuries or impact on Interstate 5. Union Pacific was unable to provide an estimated time when the railway would be cleared and they remain at the scene to investigate the cause of the derailment.

Action News Now has confirmed a train has derailed near Gibson Road to the north of Lakehead and Pollard Flatts, according to CHP officials in Shasta Lake.

CHP officials are at the scene and we are waiting for more information from CHP and Union Pacific Railroad.


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