JUAB COUNTY, Utah (ABC4 News) — Multiple agencies are responded to a train derailment involving hazardous materials in Juab County.
The Pleasant Grove Fire Department says this incident is in the area of the Little Sahara turn off.
Multiple agencies from Utah County to include a team from #PleasantGrove are on scene in Juab County for a train derailment with hazardous materials. The incident is in the area of the Little Sahara turn off in Juab. Avoid the area if possible.— Pleasant Grove City Fire Department (@PG_FireDept) March 30, 2019
Officials say the incident happened at 9:06 am Saturday. They say the train that derailed was a Union Pacific train, however, not all the cars on it were Union Pacific cars.
There were 165 cars involved in the derailment but officials say 23 of the cars went off the tracks.
Authorities say there was a spill in the area but it has since been contained.
About 60 responders are on the scene of the incident as well as crews from the special response team including Juab County Fire, Railroad Police and Juab County Sheriffs, according to authorities.
An engineer and a train conductor were on board the train at the time of the derailment but authorities say both of them are safe. Officials say they are not sure where the train was headed.
Tim McMahan from Union Pacific corporate relations said, “At around 10:24 a.m. CT March 30, a Union Pacific mixed freight train derailed roughly 20 cars in Lynndyl, UT. There were no injuries to the crew. Union Pacific is coordinating with local agencies to respond.”
This is a developing news story and new details will be provided as they become available.