COLORADO -- The train that derailed in Boulder on Tuesday afternoon was carrying plastic beads -- a non-hazardous material -- according to police.
Hazmat crews initially responded to the scene, which was near Arapahoe Avenue between 55th and 63rd.
Six cars in total were knocked off the tracks, but only the one containing plastic beads flipped over. The other five cars were empty.
The cause of the derailment is being investigated by the Boulder Police Department and BNSF Railway.
Businesses within 100 yards of the derailment were evacuated out of precaution, but those evacuations were lifted after about an hour.
No injuries were reported.
63rd is now open. We know the closures due to the train derailment added some extra time to your commute. Thank you for being patient w/us!— Boulder Police Dept. (@boulderpolice) June 21, 2017
Train car was full of plastic beads which are not hazardous. Evacuations are being lifted now.— Boulder Police Dept. (@boulderpolice) June 20, 2017
Spilled materials do not appear to be hazardous. A media staging area is being established at Oreg Ave off Cherryvale Rd.— Boulder Police Dept. (@boulderpolice) June 20, 2017