Train Derailment Closes 99E between Canby, Oregon City

Highway 99E was closed early Wednesday morning after a Union Pacific train carrying lumber and wood products derailed near South End Road between Canby and Oregon City.

At 1:30 a.m, Clackamas County deputies and emergency crews responded to the train derailment, which officials said involved an estimated 15 cars. No injuries were reported, though the engineer complained of pain.

Officials say there were concerns of hazardous materials being involved — but thankfully, no hazmat cars were affected and the situation was determined to be safe.

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None of the cars or debris blocked the highway, but the cleanup was expected to take some time and involve heavy equipment. Drivers were urged to use caution in the area.

Oregon Department of Transportation, Canby Fire, Clackamas Fire, Oregon State Police, Oregon City Police and Union Pacific all assisted CCSO in the response.

Information about what might have caused the crash was not released Wednesday. CCSO said they will complete their report but the railroad and the National Transportation Safety Board will conduct the investigation.

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