Train derails east of Gothenburg

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (Nebraska) – Cleanup work is underway on Tuesday morning after a train derailed east of Gothenburg.

The accident happened at 12:18. A dozen cars are off the track.

Law enforcement and Union Pacific Railroad crews are also at the scene.

A witness who declined to be named said this was the third derailment at this exact spot in the past six months and said it was due to a broken rail.

We have reached out to Union Pacific for comment. No word on whether the incident is a danger to the public.

The incident is still under investigation.

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