A train derailment has occurred on Rensselaer Lane and Birch Lane, in rural Ralls County near Huntington. Currently, Route DD is closed to traffic.
Approximately 44 cars have derailed on an Eastbound train in two different areas. At this time, the scene is secure with no injuries reported.
A Norfolk Southern employee reported, “The train was carrying wheat and brand-new automobiles, which are a total loss. It will be a couple days clean-up.”
The Monroe City Ambulance District, Monroe City Fire Department, Ralls County Sheriff’s Office, Missouri State Highway Patrol and Norfolk Southern Railroad are working the scene at this time.