About 25 Train Cars Derail in Colorado, Spilling Wyoming Coal
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say 25 railroad cars carrying coal derailed in northern Colorado, with most overturning and spilling their cargo.
The Weld County Sheriff’s Office says no one was injured in the derailment late Wednesday in the small community of Lucerne, about 60 miles north of Denver. The wall of the Northern Feed and Bean Building along the tracks was smashed open in the derailment.
Union Pacific Railroad spokeswoman Raquel Espinoza says the train was carrying coal from the North Antelope Rochelle mine in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin to the Martin Drake power plant in Colorado Springs.
The cause of the derailment is being investigated.