Coal cars derail in Nebraska

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NEAR VALLEY, Neb. (WOWT) -- A string of rail cars jumped the tracks between Valley and Fremont Tuesday spilling coal along the way.

No injuries were reported.

It happened in front of a business just northwest of Reichmuth Road and Pawnee Road.

According to the Union Pacific Railroad, 23 cars full of coal heading to Sioux City derailed around 6:30 Tuesday morning.

Old Highway 275 will remain closed from Fremont to Highway 36 until Wednesday, the Nebraska State Patrol said. They had to bring in heavy machinery for the cleanup.

The train was 144 cars long - each car loaded with coal.

Inspectors will look at the tracks after clearing up the mess to determine what went wrong.

Train Derailment

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