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Train Derails in Odessa

ODESSA, TX (KWES) -

Union Pacific crews are working to clean up from a train derailment that happened on Saturday morning.

The derailment happened around 3:30 a.m. near Loop 338 and Highway 80.

According to a spokesman with Union Pacific, a westbound train derailed 10 cars, six were on their side and four remained upright.

Crews are working to repair about 400 feet of track.

Once that's done, officials will reopen train traffic.

The overturned cars have been moved out of the way but officials say they will not be able to pick them up until everything is repaired, which will be a few days.

There were no injuries due to the derailment.


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