16 Union Pacific cars derail near Topeka Boulevard Bridge

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Multiple rail cars have derailed Wednesday morning, just northwest of 1st and Topeka Boulevard, south of the Kansas River.

A viewer called KSNT News to report the derailment. A KSNT News photographer on the scene reported that the Union Pacific auto rack rail cars were flipped over on their side.

A spokesman with Union Pacific Railroad tells KSNT News it happened at around 7:15 a.m. as the train was approaching their rail yard in Topeka.

Early investigation estimates at least 16 cars derailed.

It is unknown if the rail cars were full or empty.

No injuries were reported.

Union Pacific crews are on the scene to assess and begin the rerailing process.

KSNT News will continue to update this story as we learn more. Refresh this page for latest developments.



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