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Crude oil train derails west of LaSalle

LASALLE, Colo. — Six cars of a 100-car crude train derailed near LeSalle, Colo. Friday.

Clean up crews were on scene to clear the derailment. Some crude oil leaked into a ditch, officials said.

The train loaded in Windsor with Niobara crude and was headed to New York. The cars derailed around 8 a.m., officials said.

It’s not yet known why the train derailed, reported the Greeley Tribune.

Union Pacific Spokesman Mark Davis said the spill was contained in a ditch. A vacuum truck was ordered to help suck up the oil.

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