Union Pacific Train Derails In Lincoln Heights
A Union Pacific freight train derailed in Lincoln Heights early Friday morning. The Los Angeles Fire Department said the incident happened around 4:10 a.m. by 750 S. Lamar Street near the San Antonio Winery.
The LAFD, which responded to the incident, says that upon arriving at the scene they discovered that five railcars had derailed but were all standing upright. KTLA reports that two of the cars were completely off the tracks. NBC 4 reports that the cars were carrying automobiles.
There were no injuries reported. The LAFD adds that there was no fire, and that no hazardous materials were spilled.
A spokesperson for Union Pacific told NBC 4 that the incident will not interfere with commutes, as the derailment happened in a Union Pacifc Railroad Yard. Metrolink tweeted to say that the derailment was not expected to cause any delays for their trains:
Hello, our service is not impacted at this time. We will post updates if we come across train delays. ^DH— Metrolink (@Metrolink) October 13, 2017
Investigators are still determining the cause of the derailment, reports KTLA.