VIDEO: 25-car train derailment near Campbell, Mo.

Updated: May. 6, 2020 at 12:54 PM CDT
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DUNKLIN COUNTY, Mo. (KFVS) - Crews reopened U.S. 62 in Dunklin County, Missouri, near the Arkansas state line, on Tuesday, May 5 after a train derailed Monday night.

As of 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, U.S. 62 west of Campbell was open. If you had to travel in the area, the Missouri State Highway Patrols asked that you use caution because crews were still on the scene cleaning up debris.

The derailment happened around 5:30 p.m. just west of Campbell, Mo. near Highway 62 and County Road 217.

In a statement, Union Pacific Railroad said 25 rail cars came off the tracks, but none of the contents of the cars spilled.

No one was injured.

Crews used several pieces of heavy construction equipment to clean up the mess and move the train off the tracks and out of the way.

Union Pacific said cause of the derailment is under investigation.

Pictures from the Train Derailment yesterday the HazMat Team responded to.

Posted by Kennett Fire Department on Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Sgt. Clark Parrott with the Missouri State Highway Patrol said on Monday evening JSR Environmental was dispatched to the scene by Union Pacific Railroad.

The Department of Natural Resources was also notified.

Troopers, Dunklin County deputies and crews with the Kennett, Campbell and Cape Girardeau Fire Departments responded to the derailment.

Train Derailment

Posted by Campbell Vol. Fire Dept. on Tuesday, May 5, 2020

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