Benton County deputies confirmed the derailment happened around 11:30 Tuesday morning.
Ron Sparks with the railroad says several cars carrying sand tipped onto their side. Clean-up will take 2 to 3 days.
There were no injuries reported and the spill does not pose a hazardous materials threat. No crossing will be blocked during the investigation and clean up of the scene, says Sparks.
(story by KNWA, Fayetteville. Photos courtesy: Mickey Kelley, City of Garfield)
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