CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A Union Pacific (UP) train derailed Monday afternoon in Cheyenne.
Cheyenne Fire Rescue (CFR) said 13 train cars carrying automobiles derailed at Union Pacific’s Cheyenne railyard.
CFR said emergency crews arrived to the scene at 1900 block of West Lincolnway at 4:56 p.m. Monday where they found some of the train cars had partially or fully come off the tracks.
CFR said there was no fire at the derailment, but its crews were able to secure and evaluate the level of impact. All train traffic was temporarily suspended while CFR made contact with Union Pacific personnel.
Fire officials verified there were no hazardous materials involved, however, a powerline was impacted in the railyard, according to CFR. Black Hills Energy was requested to assist in mitigating the issue.
The scene of the incident was cleared by 6:31 p.m. Monday, with an estimate of damages to Union Pacific unknown. The cause of the derailment has been undetermined and is currently under investigation, according to CFR.
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