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Train cars moving lumber derail after hitting tree on tracks

January 7, 2021 GMT

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — A Union Pacific train carrying lumber derailed after hitting a large tree that had fallen on the tracks along Highway 99 between Canby and Oregon City, authorities said.

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office said three locomotives and 15 rail cars derailed at around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The engineer of the train complained of pain, KGW-TV reported. No one else was injured.

None of the debris or rail cars blocked the highway, which was temporarily fully closed, KGW-TV reported.

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The Oregon Department of Transportation said one southbound lane of Highway 99 near South End Road would remain closed for up to two days.