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In 2nd derailment in Weld County in 2 days, 3 Union Pacific cars come off rails; No injuries

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LASALLE, Colorado — Officials are investigating the second train derailment in Weld County in two days.

Three cars on a 31-car Union Pacific train came off the tracks Monday night between Evans and LaSalle near U.S. Highway 85. No one was injured.

Union Pacific spokesman Mark Davis says two of the cars were carrying fertilizer pellets and the third was empty.

About 200 feet of track were damaged. Crews worked to repair the line and clean up the cargo overnight, allowing the line to reopen Tuesday morning.

On Sunday, about 30 freight cars on a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train derailed near Hudson, spilling tons of coal and diverting Amtrak trains. That line reopened Monday afternoon.

The cause of that derailment is also still under investigation.

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