One Mile Crossing back open after train derailment due to storm damage

One mile crossing closed until monday

DEXTER, MO (KFVS) - Extreme wind and heavy rain rolled through Stoddard County, Missouri on Thursday causing damage and is to blame for a train derailment.

According to Stoddard County Sheriff Carl Hefner, the storms knocked down trees and power lines.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported the weather led to the train derailment on 1 Mile Road in Dexter.

Dexter Fire Chief Don Seymore said the train derailment happened around 9 a.m.

A total of 13 cars were knocked off the tracks .

Seymore said no one was injured.

The incident did break a gas line, though, causing the workers inside Busy B Lumber to evacuate.

On Friday, the business was back open.

Emergency crews are at the scene (Source; KFVS)
Emergency crews are at the scene (Source; KFVS) (KFVS)

The train was carrying some hazardous materials, including battery acid.

Seymore said the train didn’t leak any of what it was carrying on to the road.

However, due to the damage, the tracks will have to be rebuilt.

Crews spent much of Thursday and Friday clearing the mess.

On Friday, all of the cars were pulled off the tracks. Crews will be loading them up and hauling them out of town.

One Mile Crossing reopened on Sunday, Feb. 10.

Dexter train derailment update

“This is the main road from the school to the north part of town,” Seymore said. “This is the busiest railroad crossing there is in Dexter.

A train derailed near Busy B Lumber in Dexter, Missouri as a strong storm passed through the Heartland. (Source: Rissie Dugger)
A train derailed near Busy B Lumber in Dexter, Missouri as a strong storm passed through the Heartland. (Source: Rissie Dugger) (Source: Rissie Dugger)

As of 6:50 p.m. Thursday, Ameren Missouri reports 422 customers are still without power in Stoddard County.

Storms also caused the phone lines and internet the Southeast Health Center to go down.

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