PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Union Pacific says two freight trains derailed in Oregon on Monday morning, one in the Blue Mountains of Eastern Oregon, the other in the Cascade Range.
A total of 15 cars got off the tracks. Nobody was hurt.
Near Meacham in Umatilla County, a tank car carrying hazardous material rolled down a bank and came to rest near a creek.
Railroad spokesman Francisco Castillo says in an email that no release of hazardous material has been confirmed.
The material wasn’t immediately identified.
Nine other cars derailed in a pile.
Near Oakridge in Lane County, five cars derailed, one remaining upright.
Castillo says there was no hazardous material aboard.