Train derailment investigation underway in Heber

Heber City Police responded to an "emergency situation" Saturday after a train derailed. Photo Courtesy: Heber City Police Department

HEBER CITY, Utah, May 12, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Heber City Police responded to an “emergency situation” Saturday after a train derailed.

A Facebook post from Heber City Police Department Saturday morning said: “Emergency situation please avoid …. Please avoid 650 S. 800 West. The Heber Valley Railroad train has derailed.

“Thanks for your help and cooperation!”

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Heber City police officials subsequently said the train derailed in a place where the tracks switch, and the derailment was likely caused by a failed switching mechanism. An investigation into the incident is underway, officials said.

No one was injured as a result of the derailment, and trains are running as normal Sunday morning.


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