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Train derailment closes Pemiscot County highway

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Twenty-nine cars of a southbound train with 135 cars derailed. Twenty-nine cars of a southbound train with 135 cars derailed.
(Source: Emma Hawes) (Source: Emma Hawes)
(Source: Emma Hawes) (Source: Emma Hawes)
CARUTHERSVILLE, MO (KFVS) -

A portion of Pemiscot County Road 208 was shut down Thursday due to a train derailment, according to the Pemiscot County Sheriff's Department. 

Andy Williams with Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) says 29 cars of a southbound train with 135 cars derailed around 3 a.m. Thursday.

The train was carrying coal. Three trains have been delayed and rerouted. Williams says traffic will be rerouted until the crash is cleaned up.

No one was injured. 

A cause of the crash is still being investigated. 

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