Union Pacific Train Derails In Jefferson County

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Kan. (WIBW) -- Crews were working to re-open the line Sunday night (7/15), following a train derailment in Jefferson County.

Union Pacific officials say it happened around 11:45 a.m., near Old Highway 24 and Thompsonville Road. They say the train with 135 cars loaded with coal, was en route from Wyoming to Kentucky. Seven cars derailed.

No injuries were reported. Union Pacific crews were still working to clear and open the line Sunday night.