According to Union Pacific, one of its freight trains, traveling between Wyoming and Wisconsin, has derailed after a bridge collaped.
The incident happened near Northbrook, Illinois, in the northern Chicago Suburbs. The 3-engine, 138-car freight train was carrying coal when it derailed at 1:45pm earlier today (Wednesday). The coal was on route to a Wisconsin utility company.
The derailment happened on a line not used by commuter trains and area services were not affected significantly. Small fires were started in the area, which has substantial dry vegitation.
No injuries have been reported, and Union Pacific along with federal officals are investigating the incident.