13 Empty Union Pacific Rail Cars Derail on Hwy. 730
NEAR WALLULA, WA - Crews from Union Pacific are working to get one of their trains, that derailed early Friday morning, back on the tracks.
Aaron Hunt, the spokesperson for Union Pacific, says the accident happened around 2:30 a.m., on Hwy. 730 - just south of the Washington-Oregon border.
The train was heading west from Spokane to Hinkle, Oregon when thirteen empty rail cars went off the track. Four of the cars, which often carry finished automobiles, ended up in the Columbia River. Union Pacific says there were no spills, but they put silt fencing in the water as a precaution.
The spokesperson for union pacific says crews will be at the site until all of the cars are back on the tracks and they can get the line open again.
No one was hurt in the derailment. Union Pacific is investigating the cause.