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Crews work to clear ETX train derailment

Crews are working to clear a train derailment in Liberty Eylau. (Source: Fred Gamble/ KSLA News 12) Crews are working to clear a train derailment in Liberty Eylau. (Source: Fred Gamble/ KSLA News 12)
(Source: Fred Gamble/ KSLA News 12) (Source: Fred Gamble/ KSLA News 12)
LIBERTY EYLAU, TX (KSLA) -

Crews in Bowie County worked Tuesday morning to clear a train derailment.

Bowie County dispatch says it happened around 5 a.m. on the Union Pacific tracks off Highway 59 in Liberty Eylau along Eylau Hill Road. 

According to a Union Pacific spokesman, 4 cars left the tracks and were leaning over but did not overturn. Crews were later able to turn them upright and are bringing in heavy equipment to return them to the tracks.

The train, about a mile in length, blocked Presley and Clara roads before crews could remove the rest of the cars that were not detailed. 

The cars are expected to be returned to the tracks and removed around 8 p.m., according to the spokesperson. 

The train was reportedly carrying lumber and not any type of hazardous materials. 

No injuries were reported.

The cause of what caused the cars to leave the tracks is under investigation. 

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