Another Train Derails in Nebraska: Hazmat Team on Site

Late Monday night, a train derailed in Gothenburg, Nebraska, adding to a string of recent derailments in the Midwest, Fox News reports.

The incident occurred at around 1:45 a.m. CST and involved approximately 31 Union Pacific train cars carrying coal, which were scattered across the tracks.

Emergency hazmat teams rushed to the crash site.

Fortunately, there were no reports of injuries, flames, or smoke, and Union Pacific Railroad has stated that there is no immediate threat to local residents.

The cleanup process has already begun, with heavy equipment on site, and one of the three mainline tracks near the derailment site was reopened to train traffic at around 8 a.m. CST.

However, the cause of the incident remains unknown and is under investigation, according to a statement from Union Pacific Railroad given to Fox News Digital.

This derailment comes at a time when Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has announced plans to visit the site of a toxic train derailment that took place in Ohio almost three weeks ago.

The recent string of Midwest derailments also includes one that occurred last week in Michigan, near Detroit.

The images from the Nebraska derailment show a dozen or so train cars strewn across the tracks.

While the incident does not seem to have resulted in any immediate danger to the public, it is still a concerning development, especially given the recent spate of similar incidents in the region.

The cause of these derailments is not yet clear, but the transportation industry will undoubtedly be looking for answers as to how to prevent similar incidents in the future.