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Norfolk Southern train derails in Missouri (updated)

By | August 3, 2021

Law enforcement reports 33 cars involved, no injuries

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An estimated 33 cars, many of them carrying new automobiles, derailed Monday in northeastern Missouri. (Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop B, via Twitter)

HUNTINGTON, Mo. — An estimated 33 cars of a Norfolk Southern train, many of them carrying new automobiles, derailed Monday afternoon in northern Ralls County, Mo. No injuries or hazardous material spills were reported.

KHQA-TV reports the Missouri State Highway Patrol and other first responders were notified of the derailment about 12:15 p.m. The accident blocked State Route DD, which will remain closed for an unknown period.

Norfork Southern has advised customers that with the single-track main line blocked by the derailment, intermodal trains will reroute through St. Louis, creating the possibility of 12- to 18-hour delays in transit between Kansas City and the Northeast.

The derailment occurred about 15 miles west-southwest of Hannibal, Mo., and about 100 miles northwest of St. Louis.

— Updated at 2:05 p.m. CDT with NS customer advisory.

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