Coal train derails in New Madrid County, Missouri


Web Editor - Ryan Burkett

LILBOURN, Mo. - A train has derailed in the New Madrid County, Missouri, town of Lilbourn.

The derailment happened just after 5 a.m.

New Madrid County Sheriff's Department tells us it was a coal train owned by Union Pacific.

Dispatch tells us there have been no reports of injuries at this time, but police blocked off three crossings in the town of Lilbourn.

There's no timetable right now for when the area will be cleared and the cause of the derailment is still unknown.

We will provide updates as they become available.