No injuries reported in derailment of train traveling from Wisconsin

CREATED Apr 9, 2013

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FREMONT, Neb. (AP) -- Strong winds caused a train derailment in eastern Nebraska's Dodge County, but no injuries were reported.

Union Pacific railroad spokesman Mark Davis says the wind toppled 21 cars off the tracks around 4:45 a.m. Tuesday just west of North Bend.

The tracks reopened at 4:40 p.m. Tuesday after workers repaired the tracks and cleared the path.

The cars that derailed were part of a train headed from Wisconsin to Wyoming. The train consisted of three locomotives and 138 empty coal cars.

Davis says strong straight-line winds are believed to have caused the derailment.