Trains rerouted after debris falls from Union Pacific tunnel

OAKRIDGE, Ore. (AP) — Officials with Union Pacific Railroad say trains are being rerouted after debris from a train tunnel fell onto the track during maintenance operations southeast of Eugene.

Union Pacific Railroad spokesman Justin Jacobs says debris fell from the tunnel ceiling at about 2 p.m. Tuesday impacting about 50 feet of the tunnel in the Oakridge area.

He says no one was injured.

Jacobs says Union Pacific’s mainline is impacted and trains are being rerouted through Bend.

He says Union Pacific personnel were on scene Tuesday evening preparing to begin repairs.

He says the incident is under investigation.

No further information was immediately released.