Semi Crashes, Train Derails On Highway 85 In Weld County

 denver.cbslocal.com  12/04/2019 16:01:00  2

WELD COUNTY (CBS4) – A train hit a semi truck early Wednesday morning in Weld County and at least 20 train cars derailed from the tracks. There are significant backups along Highway 85 and on Main Street through Platteville as a result.

Train Derailment in Weld County

(credit: Colorado State Patrol)

No injuries have been reported in this crash, but the Weld County Office of Emergency Management said diesel fuel spilled at the scene and crews were working to clean it up.

train derailment in weld county on highway 85

(credit: CBS)

Highway 85 was closed from Highway 66 to County Road 30 during the Wednesday morning rush hour and the closure was expected to last for many more hours. Drivers have been asked to avoid the area.

train derailment in weld county on highway 85

(credit: CBS)

Officials with Union Pacific are at the crash scene.

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