Streets that run east-west are blocked from East Avenue A north to Dairy Street. West Commerce is clear.
Hope City Manager J.R. Wilson said the derailment was reported to the city's Street Department at 5:40 a.m. at which point Union Pacific said it needed to send its investigators in prior to working to clear the train from the track. Wilson was not given a time table for when the train would be cleared from the street crossings.
As to whether any chemicals have linked from the cars, Wilson said, "We were notified that the train cars were empty, nothing of concern on them."