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Train derailment in Monroe County

MONROE COUNTY, Mo. (WGEM) -- The Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to a train derailment in Monroe County Thursday afternoon.

According to a post on the MSHP Troop B Twitter account, a Norfolk Southern Train was traveling east from Moberly, Missouri, to to Decatur, Illinois, when eight train cars derailed one mile east of Madison, Missouri.

The train cars were were loaded with vehicles.

The reason for the derailment is unknown at this time.

MSHP reported that no one was hurt and no hazardous materials were involved.

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