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Soda Springs area news

Crews cleaning up train derailment in eastern Idaho

SODA SPRINGS — A Union Pacific train derailed Wednesday night in rural Caribou County between Bancroft and Soda Springs.

Thirty-one of the trains cars derailed at around 9:30 p.m., Union Pacific spokeswoman Raquel Espinoza told She reports most of the cars were empty and no injuries were reported.

The Caribou County Sheriff’s Office arrived for traffic control at Old Highway 30 and Talmage Road. They temporarily closed Old Highway 30 to allow crews to move rail cars and make repairs.

The cause of the derailment is under investigation, according to Espinoza.

It’s unclear how long the cleanup will take. will update this story as more details are released.

Caribou County Sheriff’s Office arrived for traffic control and temporarily closed Old Highway 30, according to East Idaho News.

No injuries were reported in relation to the derailment. The cause of is still under investigation.

Union Pacific are working cleanup efforts but it is unclear at this time how long it will take to remove the cars and repair damage to track.