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September 9, 2019: Union Pacific Train Carrying LPG Derailed in Portland

A Union Pacific freight train carrying liquified petroleum gas derailed in Portland, Oregon on Saturday. Two locomotives and three tank cars left the tracks and struck one of the support beams to an overpass that provides access to Swan Island, a major industrial area. The support beam was cracked during the derailment.
No injuries were reported and none of the tank cars leaked according to Union Pacific. Crews are working to clean up the cars involved. Dylan Rivera, the spokesman for The Portland Bureau of Transportation, said North Going Street will remain closed until engineers can determine how much damage the overpass sustained.  For now, there is a small private road that can be used to access Swan Island.

Union Pacific train with liquefied gas derails in Portland

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