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Train derails in Winneshiek County, cars stay upright

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Courtesy: Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office Courtesy: Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office
Courtesy: Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office Courtesy: Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office
Courtesy: Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office Courtesy: Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office
Courtesy: Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office Courtesy: Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office
WINNESHIEK COUNTY (KWWL) -

A train carrying corn derailed this morning in Winneshiek County.

Central Pacific Railroad reported the derailment of 13 cars along tracks west of Calmar, near 175th Street. The Winneshiek County Sheriff's Office says two locomotives were involved in the derailment, but all cars remained upright during the derailment. Pictures from the scene provided by sheriff's deputies show rails twisted, bent and snapped after the derailment.

At this time, 175th Street is closed from Calmar to the nearby golf course, while 248th Avenue and 253rd Avenue are also closed north of 175th Street. Repairs are expected to be completed by midnight tonight, according to sheriff's deputies.

Winneshiek County Emergency Management also responded to the scene.

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