(SAN ANTONIO) — A Union Pacific cargo train derailed south of San Antonio early Friday morning. Apparently, there were no reported injuries.
Jeff DeGraff, a spokesman for Union Pacific, said 32 cars carrying pea gravel went off the tracks around 2:30 a.m. According to DeGraff, the San Miguel-bound train came from Chicago to deliver gravel to a power plant.
Most of Friday and some time into Saturday would be dedictated to clean-up, said DeGraff. He also said once the mess was cleaned up, crews would need to repair or replace about 500 feet of track.
“They’re going to be here awhile working, because the other side of the track is very deep,” Larry Persyn, a resident who watched the clean-up, said to ABC News affiliate KSAT-TV. “They [don’t have] any room over to do anything, and all [the other cars] on the other side, I don’t know who they’re going to get them out.”
DeGraff said the derailment is under investigation, but weather is believed to be a factor.
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