CLACKAMAS COUNTY, Ore. — A Union Pacific train carrying lumber derailed after colliding with a large tree that had fallen on the tracks early Wednesday morning along Highway 99 between Canby and Oregon City.
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office said three locomotives and 15 rail cars derailed at around 1:30 a.m. None of the debris or rail cars blocked the highway, which was closed for more than an hour but has since partially reopened.
The Oregon Department of Transportation reported that one southbound lane of Highway 99 near South End Road is closed and will remain so for the next 24 to 48 hours.
The engineer of the train complained of pain, deputies said, but no one else was injured.
Photos: Train derails between Oregon City and Canby
The sheriff's office said no hazmat cars were affected and no hazardous materials were involved.
Motorists should expect delays and use caution while crews work to clean the area using heavy equipment.
The investigation into the derailment will be conducted by the Union Pacific Railroad Police and the National Transportation Safety Board.