A coal train derailed Friday evening in Douglas County, the sheriff’s office said.
Coal train derailment today Lawrence, Kansas. pic.twitter.com/6tVJsEP5wT
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The incident occurred approximately 5:30 p.m. on Union Pacific tracks near N 1900 RD and U.S. Highway 24.
Around 30 cargo cars detached from the engine and derailed, spilling tons of coal.
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There were no reported injuries from the massive coal spill.
However, there is major damage to the rails and the railroad crossing.
N 1900 RD is shut down in that area until crews can clean up the mess.
KMBC 9 aired this video report: