Three Dozen Train Cars Derail In Northwest Iowa

 Monday, September 24, 2018

 Des Moines Register

Authorities responded to another train derailment in a small northwest Iowa town Sunday morning after a week of heavy rains. Sioux County authorities said no one was hurt in the accident and no hazardous materials had leaked into the Floyd River or could be detected in the air above Alton, near where the train crashed Sunday. In an email, Raquel Espinoza, a senior director of corporate communications for Union Pacific, said "recent flooding may have contributed to the accident." The massive crash followed days of heavy rain in the area, which had elevated the river below the railroad bridge to a record high earlier in the week.
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