Union Pacific train back on tracks, cleanup continues

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) – A Union Pacific train that derailed on Friday morning in south Caddo Parish has now been re-railed. Caddo Parish Sheriff's deputies had closed off Flournoy Lucas between Buncombe Rd and Bert Kouns after part of a Union Pacific train derailed and started leaking diesel.

According to a UnionPacific spokesperson, the two locomotives that had derailed are back on tracks.  The area of the spill has also been contained and secured.

Clean up efforts are expected to continue through the weekend as the fuel is being cleaned out of the area.