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30 train cars derail outside of Itasca, no one hurt

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Posted at 5:32 PM, Aug 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-21 10:42:23-04

ITASCA, TX — Officials responded to a train derailment involving 30 cars outside of Itasca near Highway 81 and County Road 4231 on Monday.

The derailment happened around 3:45 p.m. The Hill County Sheriff's Office and Union Pacific officials responded to the scene.

"Nobody was injured during this accident, and there were no chemical spills at all," said the Hill County Sheriff's Office in a statement.

The Hill County Sheriff's Office is asking drivers to avoid the area of CR-4281 just outside of Hillsboro. HCSO says the road will be shut off due to loading and off-loading heavy equipment.

Residents who live in the area will be able to pass around the roadblocks.

According to South, the rail cars are cleared, they are making repairs to the tracks and expect the tracks to be back open on Wednesday after an inspector comes. They still do not known the cause of the derailment.

The Hill County Sheriff's Office released the following statement on Monday,

Due to a recent train derailment just outside of Hillsboro, Union Pacific and other work crews are diligently trying to clean up. Please AVOID the area of HCR 4281 just outside Hillsboro for the next 24 hours. The road will be shut off due to loading and off-loading heavy equipment. The closed portion of the road will be closed between HCR 4231 and HCR 4223. If you live between this area, you will be allowed to pass safely. Please have patience with the work crews. Your assistance in this matter would be greatly appreciated by all involved. I would also like for you to know that nobody was injured during this accident and there were no chemical spills at all.
Hill County Sheriff's Office