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Union Pacific Trains Getting Back on Tracks


By Camaron Abundes
NewsWest 9

ODESSA- Union Pacific officials say they will have all of the trains back on track by midnight. Two tankers and a flatbed derailed around 3:45 PM. No one was injured but Odessa Police and Fire Departments stayed on the scene as a precaution.
The train was making its way from Tucson to Ft. Worth when the tankers and flatbed flew off the tracks. The flatbed struck an abandoned Conco Phillips Building, the railroad company say they will asses the damage. They are still investigating how the derailment happened.

"We found the train in two different sections," said Fire Chief Kevin Jackson, "Union Pacific is on scene and they have some heavy equipment from Amarillo."

Police marked off the area including the intersection at Murphy and Kelly. According to OPD it should be open by noon, Sunday.

"We are very fortunate that we didn't have a release, there is no danger at this time," said Chief Jackson.

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