Coal train derails in Frankfort

By The Mercury

A train derailed Monday morning in Frankfort, closing two highways, K-9 and K-99, at the west and south crossings at the edges of town.

The Union Pacific train derailed at around 9 a.m., according to a report from the Kansas Department of Transportation.

A total of nine cars went off the tracks. No injuries were reported and no buildings have been reported damaged at this point, according to KDOT.

“It may be some time before they get it all moved,” said Pam Demelo, spokesperson for the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office.

K-99 reopened at about 10:45 a.m., but K-99 was closed at Frankfort as of press time.

No further information about the cause of the derailment was immediately available.

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