High winds topple 48 train cars in Scott County

(Source: Lana Rister)
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SCOTT COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - High winds are suspected of causing four dozen train cars to overturn in Scott County near Rockview Tuesday night.

Mark Davis with Union Pacific Railroad says 48 cars derailed around 9:20 p.m. near Hwy. M. He says the preliminary cause is high winds.

Davis says the train was headed from Chicago to Mexico with three locomotives and 112 cars. It was carrying auto parts.

No one was injured.

About 800 feet of track will have to be replaced.

Railroad crews are working to get the double stacked shipping containers back on the track.

MoDOT workers are also on the scene to investigate the derailment.

Missouri Department of Transportation is checking a bridge near the area for any damage.

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