Train Derailment In Nebraska Panhandle

BAYARD, Neb. -- A train carrying coal from Wyoming to Arkansas derailed near Bayard in Western Nebraska this morning.

The accident happened at about 11:40 Mountain Time.

29 cars of the 136 car train came off the tracks.

Union Pacific spokesman Mark Davis says no injuries occurred as a result of the accident.

Davis says crews from North Platte and Cheyenne are on the scene working to clear the tracks.

The crews will be working through the evening but Davis says he has no time table on when the tracks will be cleared.

He is hoping the task will be accomplished by Thursday morning.

The cause of the derailment is still under investigation