Train derails in early morning Missouri accident

2 years 5 months 4 weeks ago Saturday, June 13 2015 Jun 13, 2015 Saturday, June 13, 2015 6:09:48 PM CDT June 13, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

AMAZONIA (AP) - A train with 31 coal cars derailed near the small northwest Missouri town of Amazonia.

The St. Joseph News-Press reported that authorities were investigating what caused the train to jump the tracks around 3 a.m. Saturday.

Andy Williams, with BNSF Railway, said the train was headed southwest at the time of the accident. No one was injured, but the derailment disrupted railroad traffic and closed one road.

Andrew County Sheriff Bryan Atkins said officials told him it could take up to 48 hours to clear and repair the railroad. Crews on Saturday afternoon were unloading multiple tractor-trailers of railroad ties near the scene so repairs could be made.

 

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