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Train derailment could block traffic in Industry for two days [Updated]

July 13, 2010 |  7:29 am

A freight train that derailed could tie up several intersections in the city of Industry for two days, authorities said Tuesday.

See map showing intersections impacted A Union Pacific train started sparking and smoking before coming partially off the tracks at 10:42 p.m. Monday along East Valley Boulevard at Fairway Drive, said California Highway Patrol Officer Patrick Kimball.

[For the Record: 11:15 a.m.: The derailed train belongs to Union Pacific. California Highway Patrol officials initially reported that it was a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train.]

The train came to a stop along tracks running parallel to East Valley Boulevard. No injuries were reported.

Crews were working to clean up the scene and clear the train from three intersections: East Valley Boulevard at South Lemon Avenue, Fairway Drive and Fullerton Road. Authorities expect it will take 48 hours to reopen those intersections. [Updated at 11:15 a.m.: About two miles of track were damaged in the incident, CHP Officer Edmund Zorrilla said.]

-- Tony Barboza

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