2 railroad cars carrying asphalt overturn between LA and Long Beach


At least two railroad cars carrying a type of granulated asphalt overturned in the Terminal Island area on the Long Beach-Los Angeles border today, but there were no injuries.

The derailment was reported at 4:02 p.m. at E. Sepulveda Blvd. near Willow Street, said Matt Spence of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Spence said he did not know what railroad owned the tracks, although a Thomas Guide map book indicated they belong to Union Pacific railroad.

Spence said the investigation into the cause of the derailment was being turned over to the Long Beach Fire Department.

The asphalt was not regarded as dangerous, he said.