Train derails near Boise paper plant in Wallula

April 17, 2013 

UP Train Derails

Workers from Union Pacific railroad walk past the wheels and axles of two derailed boxcars Wednesday morning near the Boise plant in Wallula. Equipment and workers were arriving on scene around noon to clear the damaged train cars and repair the tracks. Boise spokesman Destry Henderson said the main entrance to the plant was blocked for about 90 minutes, but vehicles were able to use a secondary access gate. Union Pacific spokesman Aaron Hunt said there were no injuries and nothing was released from the cars.

BOB BRAWDY — Tri-City Herald Buy Photo

A Union Pacific Railroad train derailed at the main entrance to the Boise paper plant in Wallula Wednesday morning. The roadway into Boise is clear.

Two refrigerated cars are off the rack.

The plant is at Highway 12 and Highway 730.

We'll have an update shortly.

Tri-City Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service