96th Avenue reopens after freight train derails in Commerce City

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COMMERCE CITY, Colo. -- Several cars of a Union Pacific freight train derailed Tuesday afternoon in the area of East 96th Avenue between Havana Street and Interstate 76.

Three box cars of the train derailed. Video from SkyFOX showed some of the cars on their sides, separated from their wheel assemblies.

At least one car spilled mattresses onto the road. A few tankers behind the box cars were leaning, but they were empty and did not pose a threat to the public.

There were no injuries.

Police said East 96th Avenue was closed between Havana Street and I-76 in a largely industrial area. They reopened early Wednesday morning.

 

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