Blue Earth: Derailed train spills grain


A Union Pacific train derailed on its way through Blue Earth in far south-central Minnesota late Sunday afternoon, and 10 grain cars spilled their loads, the Fairmont Sentinel reports.

No injuries were reported and there was no danger to the public, local officials said.

Union Pacific spokesman Mark Davis told KARE 11 that the train was hauling 73 cars, all of them filled with grain. He said crews worked through the night to clean up the spilled grain and they expected to have the job done by noon Monday.

Then they'll set about repairing 1,400 feet of track damaged by the derailment, KARE reported.

The cause of the derailment is still under investigation, KBEW reported. KBEW has some of the best images of the spill on its Facebook page.

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