Union Pacific says 2 trains derail in Oregon

15 cars got off the track, no one reported to be hurt

(MGN Online)
(MGN Online)

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.

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