Raw: Multiple train cars hop off tracks in Jefferson Co.

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on January 11, 2013 at 3:12 PM

Updated Friday, Jan 11 at 3:21 PM

IMPERIAL, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Multiple train cars derailed in Imperial Friday afternoon.

The derailment happened near the intersection of Main Street and Highway 61/67 around 2:15 p.m., authorities stated.

According to reports, a total of eight cars derailed, some of which overturned. Officials said emergency crews were called to the scene to check for leaks since some of the cars were tankers.

No injuries were reported.

The train was blocking Main Street in downtown Imperial.

It was not known what, if anything, the train was hauling.

Stay with News 4 and KMOV.com as we continue to gather more information.

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