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Train derails in Central Texas

27 cars carrying sand derailed early Saturday morning in eastern Bell County.
27 cars carrying sand derailed early Saturday morning in eastern Bell County.(Alex Gibbs)
Published: Sep. 6, 2020 at 8:18 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 7, 2020 at 10:25 AM CDT
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TEMPLE, Texas (KWTX) - A train derailment early Sunday morning in eastern Bell County at the intersection of U.S. 190 and Prichard Road led to the closure of the intersection, which was blocked by the train.

The Bell County Sheriff’s Office is at the scene the train derailment east of Temple.

Deputies at the scene reported 27 train cars left the track.

All train cars were carrying sand and no hazardous materials are involved, deputies said.

The intersection of U.S. 190 and Prichard Road will remain closed until officials from BNSF Railroad arrive at the scene to investigate and begin the cleanup.

No injuries were reported.

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