Over 30 Union Pacific train cars derail near Gothenburg, officials say

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – No one was injured when 31 train cars derailed early Tuesday morning near Gothenburg, officials said.

Union Pacific said in a statement that the derailment happened around 1:45 a.m., about 3 miles southeast of Gothenburg.

Crews have begun using heavy equipment to clean up the derailed train cars, which were carrying coal, according to the statement.

One of the three mainline tracks has since been reopened, officials say.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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