Train collides with tractor-trailer in Aurora

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UPDATE: Crews are continuing to work throughout the morning to clean everything up.

AURORA, Mo. — OzarksFirst can confirm a train and a tractor-trailer collided Sunday night at the Morgan Avenue crossing in Aurora.

The 911 call came in at 8:16 p.m.

There were no injuries, according to Aurora Fire Chief Robert Ward.

Aurora Fire and Police departments were on the scene, as well as BNSF Railway.

Ward told OzarksFirst the truck was not moving at the time of the accident nor was the driver in the truck.

Chief Ward was not willing to disclose what company the truck was with, but said the product it was carrying is nothing to worry about. The train was with BNSF.

“The semi, what it was carrying was nonhazardous,” said Chief Ward. “We confirmed that so we’re not worried about anything hazardous at all.”

Three out of the four railroad crossings in Aurora are closed as a result of the incident. Ward says the road will be shut down anywhere from three to even eight or 10 hours as they clean up.

The fire department is assessing the situation and will come up with a plan to remove both the train and the truck from the railroad.

This is a developing story. 

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