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U.S. 95 reopens after train derails near Nevada-California border

Train Derailment


A freight train derailed near Needles, Calif., at the Nevada-California state line on Friday, July 13, 2018.

Updated Friday, July 13, 2018 | 8 p.m.

U.S. 95 near the Nevada-California border has reopened after a train derailment shut it down, according to state officials.

Before the incident, in which 15 train cars overturned this afternoon, the highway was already closed because of a mudslide hours earlier, the Nevada Department of Transportation said. The incident occurred near Needles, Calif., about 120 miles south of Las Vegas.

The Nevada Highway Patrol about 7:30 p.m. announced that the train cars were cleared from the road. “Use caution in the area as crews will remain on scene to investigate,” the patrol said on Twitter.

The train was heading north to Nevada from California, officials said.