EMERYVILLE (CBS SF) — The railroad crossings at 65th, 66th and 67th streets in Emeryville, adjacent to Shellmound Street, reopened Sunday evening, about five hours after a Union Pacific freight train derailed there, Emeryville police said.
Those crossings were fouled when six cars of a UP freight train, three empty tank cars and three refrigerated boxcars derailed at about 1:45 p.m. Sunday just south of the Powell Street bridge over the tracks.
Union Pacific spokesman Tim S. McMahan said the train originated in Roseville and was headed to Oakland. No one on the train or near the tracks was injured, he said.
Other trains on the busy Oakland-Roseville mainline, including several Amtrak trains, were getting around the disabled freight train on other tracks. The cause of the derailment was still being investigated Sunday night, McMahan said.
I’ve been hoping for a little excitement during SIP, but a train derailment in my backyard wasn’t what I had in mind. Apparently no hazards but scary nonetheless. Maybe rethinking living along the railway. #emeryville pic.twitter.com/3PYTeSAMzV
— Erick Harrison (@KittenchowErick) April 19, 2020
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