GIBBON, Neb. (AP) — A train derailment in south-central Nebraska brought Union Pacific traffic on three tracks to a halt, officials with the railroad said.
The derailment happened in Gibbon just before 4 p.m. Wednesday, when 26 cars loaded with mixed freight derailed. No one was injured, the Kearney Hub reported.
The derailed cars blocked three main lines, Union Pacific spokeswoman Kristen South said in a written statement. South said the train was being pulled by two engines, which remained upright.
The derailment also forced officials to close Pawnee and Range roads on the eastern edge of Gibbon, as well as a portion of Front Street south of the tracks.
Union Pacific clean-up crews began removing derailed train cars Wednesday night. It was unclear when the tracks and the closed roads would reopen.
The cause of the derailment is under investigation.