SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) — UPDATE (April 7, 10:51 a.m.) – Union Pacific has provided an update regarding a train derailment that happened on Floyd Boulevard.
According to a release from Union Pacific, the train cars were rerailed Friday morning and they are currently working on repairs.
The release also said that Floyd Boulevard has been reopened. 28th Street will be remaining closed for a few days as Union Pacific continues their repair work.
Michael Montino, the Woodbury County Emergency Management coordinator, said officials train frequently for situations like last night’s derailment.
“So we bring in people that are able to speak, that have specialized experience or specialized training in these types of incidents. We hold workshops, tabletop exercises, and sometimes we even functional and full-scale exercises as well to test the capabilities of other community segments,” said Montino.
The incident is still being investigated.
“We apologize for the inconvenience the road closure is causing the community, but Union Pacific is committed to repairing the damage,” Union Pacific said in a statement.
PREVIOUS (April 6, 7:35 p.m.) — Crews are working to rerail cars after train cars derailed partially onto Floyd Boulevard in Sioux City Thursday night.
The incident took place around 5:50 p.m. near the intersection of 28th Street.
Officials told KCAU that they believe the train cars are empty. Officials also said they are not sure of the cause of the derailment.
Union Pacific told KCAU 9 that about a dozen rail cars derailed upright. They added that there were no injuries and the any contents in the rail cars were not released.
Crews with Union Pacific are working to rerail the cars, and an investigation is underway.