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Train derailment cleanup reduces Missouri 45 to one lane near Farley

Crews continuing to clean up debris from Tuesday’s train derailment will reduce Missouri 45 to one lane near Farley. A flagging operation will be in place to direct traffic through the area.
Crews continuing to clean up debris from Tuesday’s train derailment will reduce Missouri 45 to one lane near Farley. A flagging operation will be in place to direct traffic through the area.

Crews continuing to clean up debris from a train derailment earlier this week planned to reduce Missouri 45 to one lane near Farley for five hours Thursday.

Drivers through the area should expect to see a flagging operation directing traffic while the highway is reduced to one lane between Northwest Farley Hampton and Northwest Moores Ferry roads, according to a release from the Missouri Department of Transportation.

The highway is expected to be reduced to one lane from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday.

Twelve cars of a BNSF Railway train derailed Tuesday evening. Seven of the cars went off the tracks and overturned while five left the track but remained upright. None of the cars contained hazardous materials.

They were part of a train with 88 cars and three locomotives heading form Lincoln, Neb., to Kansas City.

No one was injured in the derailment.

Robert A. Cronkleton: 816-234-4261, @cronkb

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