Train derails in NE Kansas, no injuries reported

Marshall County sheriff's officials say 12 cars of a train derailed in the northeast Kansas town of Frankfort. (Photo Courtesy: KSNT)
Marshall County sheriff's officials say 12 cars of a train derailed in the northeast Kansas town of Frankfort. (Photo Courtesy: KSNT)

FRANKFORT, Kan. (AP) – Marshall County sheriff’s officials say a train derailed in the northeast Kansas town of Frankfort, causing some traffic problems.

No injuries were reported after the derailment Monday morning.

KSNT-TV reports the 137-car Union Pacific Railroad train was carrying coal from Wyoming to Texas when 12 cars derailed. Crews plan to work through Monday to remove the cars and repair the track.

The Kansas Department of Transportation said all lanes of Kansas 9 were closed after the derailment. Kansas 99 reopened after being closed briefly.

The cause of the derailment is under investigation.

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