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UPRR investigating cause of train derailment

UPRR investigating cause of train derailment

POSTED: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 5:42pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 5:42pm

Union Pacific Railroad representatives brought El Paso City Council members up to date on the derailment that caused major headaches for travelers on I-10 westbound at Cotton mid-October.

Reps told us, they are determining what exactly happened to cause a train to derail and hit two concrete pillars holding up the Cotton Overpass.

The accident forced TxDOT to shut down I-10 westbound at Cotton for several hours, since that time only three of five lanes have been reopened.

UPRR is working with TxDOT to get the interstate back to normal. "Working very closely with TxDot and with our partners here locally to make sure we reinstate I-10 so that everyone can travel freely here in town and again, we just appreciate everyone's patience and cooperation through this process,” Ivan Jaime, the Director Border Policy and Community Affairs with UPRR said.
UPRR said all westbound lanes on I-10 and Cotton should be open within two weeks.

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