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Train derailment blocks traffic in Mesa

Posted: 4:54 AM, Oct 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-04 10:35:59-04
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MESA, AZ — A Union Pacific train derailed in Mesa Thursday night, blocking traffic into Friday morning.

The railroad company says 13 cars derailed near Broadway Road and Center Street just before 8 p.m.

Most of the cars that derailed were empty lumber cars and no injuries were reported.

The cause of the derailment is under investigation.

The roadway remains blocked by the overturned rail cars Friday morning.

A Mesa Public Schools bus depot is located near the derailment. Officials say the district is planning alternate routes for buses and is hopeful that no significant delays will be experienced.