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Crews work non-stop to repair Lower Valley train derailment

Updated: Friday, August 22 2014, 09:22 PM MDT
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By: Stacey Welsh
EL PASO, Texas -- Union Pacific Railroad said crews will be working non-stop Friday to repair a Lower Valley train derailment.

As KFOX14 reported, the derailment happened at about 10:30 p.m. Thursday near the Carolina Bridge.

While Union Pacific said some of the cars were carrying oil, there were no spills in the area.

A Union Pacific train also derailed last October, damaging a pillar underneath the Cotton Street overpass on Interstate 10.

No injuries were reported in either derailment.

"I think they need to work on the railroad tracks and maybe service them more often," Lower Valley resident Fred Grajeda said.

Union Pacific said the community would be notified immediately if a derailment posed any kind of danger.

"We work very closely with the local authorities and emergency responders in the area. If something were to happen, we would be in immediate contact with them and they would go into their immediate emergency procedures," Union Pacific spokesperson Jeff DeGraff said.

DeGraff said it will take some time to determine a cause of the latest train derailment. The derailment happened on Union Pacific's property.

Crews work non-stop to repair Lower Valley train derailment
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