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ALPINE - We have continuing coverage on a train accident that happened just outside of Alpine, near FM 1703. 86 out of 124 cars were derailed leaving some residents worried about the possibility of toxic chemicals leaking. A huge clean up is underway in Alpine, and an investigation is underway, after almost 90 cars from a train carrying hazardous materials derailed. A Union Pacific spokesman says the two-person crew wasn't hurt. But officials evacuated people in about 28 homes, as a precaution until officials determined no chemicals had spilled. Union Pacific says the train was traveling from Louisiana to California when 86 cars went off the tracks. Some cars reportedly carried a solvent used in the chemical and pharmaceutical field. The cause of the derailment is still under investigation.Stay with NewsWest9 and NewsWest9.com for the latest on this story.