Train derails, spilling contents

BLUE EARTH – Piles of grain spilled out onto the ground after a Union Pacific train derailed while traveling through Blue Earth.

The accident took place late Sunday afternoon, when about 10 grain cars tipped over between Third and Fifth streets.

According to Blue Earth Police Officer Matt Hotzler, no injuries were reported and there was no danger to the public. All train cars and their contents were on railroad property.

Officers from the Blue Earth Police Department, Faribault County Sheriff’s Office, and Minnesota State Patrol were on the scene, Hotzler said, as were city officials and railroad employees.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.