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Train Derailment Closes Roads Near Dexter, MO

DEXTER, Mo. -- (KFVS) -- Crews are working to clean up the mess left from a train derailment near Dexter.
DEXTER, MO (KFVS) -- Crews are working to clean up the mess left from a train derailment near Dexter.

A Union Pacific train headed to North Little Rock derailed around 3:20 a.m. just outside Dexter, according to Mark Davis, a spokesman for the company.

Davis says the train had a total of 97 cars and 14 of those cars derailed. One of the cars was hauling LPG.

There were no gas leaks found and no injuries were reported.

Dexter Fire Chief Don Seymour says there is no immediate danger to the public, however drivers should avoid County Road 717, County Road 708 and First and Ray streets in the Dexter area.

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