Train Derailment Spills Cars, Coal Into Denton Creek

Officials said all rail cars have been cleared after a Union Pacific train hauling coal went off the rails in rural North Texas.

Union Pacific spokesman Jeff DeGraff said Monday that all 26 of the derailed cars were cleared. During Sunday's derailment, some cars fell into Denton Creek below a train bridge near the 3000 block of North U.S. 377 in Roanoke, north of Fort Worth.

No injuries were reported.

Crews work to clean up spilled coal after a train derailment into Denton Creek in Roanoke.

Part of the bridge collapsed but Union Pacific does not know if the bridge caused the derailment or if the derailment caused the collapse.

DeGraff said about 1,600 feet of rail will be replaced and that repairs to the bridge will take multiple days. Officials said Wednesday morning they expect repairs to last through the week.

DeGraff said U.S. 377 has been closed as heavy equipment moves in and out of the site. He said the highway will be closed to traffic from 7 p.m. Wednesday until 6 a.m. Thursday.

The train was traveling from Wyoming to Central Texas at the time of the incident, a Union Pacific spokesman said.

Police confirm to NBC DFW that there are no injuries after a Union Pacific train derailed on Sunday evening. At least five rail cars fell into Denton Creek.
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