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LATEST DERAILMENT: Feather River Canyon, California

Repost from Action News Now, Chico, CA
[Editor: See also KRCR News, News10 Sacramento (excellent photos), KCRA Sacramento, and Chico Enterprise-Record.  – RS]

Train derailment in Feather River Canyon

By News staff, 11/25/2014

A Union Pacific train traveling through the Feather River Canyon Tuesday morning has derailed, officials confirmed.

According to the Office of Environmental Health, the train derailed around 3:00 a.m. near Virgilia in Plumas County across from Highway 70 mile marker 19.

The train was carrying corn grain. Officials say 11 cars derailed and slid down a large embankment, a significant amount of corn grain is in the river, but all the cars are on land.

No injuries have been reported and officials with the OES, Fish and Wildlife, and Union Pacific are on the scene conducting an investigation. The cause of the incident is unknown at this time.

Train traffic through the area is being routed around the canyon and Union Pacific officials say they do not have estimated time the derailment will be cleared.