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Union Pacific train derails in downtown Rockford

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ROCKFORD (WREX) — A train derailed in Rockford Monday evening near the Rock River YMCA.

The Union Pacific train on Y Boulevard derailed on Y Boulevard. A 13 WREX crew on the scene said the train has since been moved off the track.

13 WREX reached out to Union Pacific for comment. A representative says two locomotives derailed around 1:15 p.m. No one was hurt and nothing was spilled. The cause remains under investigation.

The damage to the road looks significant, but Union Pacific did not release any details about the extent of that damage.

Breane Lyga

Breane Lyga is the content manager at 13 WREX. She joined the team in 2015 as the 5, 6 and 10PM news producer after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She was 13 WREX’s assignment editor from 2017 to 2018.

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