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.
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.
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.
Officials with Union Pacific are at the crash scene.