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28 train cars derailed in Millard County

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Posted at 7:02 PM, Feb 20, 2021

MILLARD COUNTY, Utah — A freight train was derailed Saturday while traveling through Millard County.

Around 4:30 p.m., 28 train cars were derailed, according to a Union Pacific Railroad Company spokesperson. Some toppled completely.

According to the Millard County Sheriff's Office, the accident happened on Union Pacific tracks along State Route 257, near milepost 25 (about 12 miles north of the Beaver County border).

Local fire crews responded, but they ended up not being needed.

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Six of the train's cars were carrying flammable liquids, and others contained flour and condiments.

There were no injuries or casualties as a result.

No roads were affected by the incident, and authorities say although there is a waterway nearby, it was not contaminated.

The cause of the derailment is under investigation.