JEFFERSON CITY — Railroad crews have been cleaning up coal that spilled after 40 rail cars derailed in mid-Missouri.
Union Pacific spokesman Mark Davis said the train derailed Saturday east of Jefferson City. No injuries were reported.
The Jefferson City News-Tribune reported the train consisted of 136 fully-loaded rail cars and was hauling coal from Wyoming to Kentucky.
Davis said Sunday that the cause of the derailment is under investigation. He said the cleanup was expected to be completed by midnight Sunday.