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Published December 12, 2010, 05:44 PM

Coal Train Derails on Edge of Jamestown

Authorities say 21 cars of a 123-car long coal train derailed Sunday on the edge of Jamestown. Stutsman County Sheriff's Lt. Bruce Judd says his office received the call about 7:30 a.m. and responded to the wreck on the west end of the railroad yard.

By: Associated Press,

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) — Authorities say 21 cars of a 123-car long coal train derailed Sunday on the edge of Jamestown.

Stutsman County Sheriff's Lt. Bruce Judd says his office received the call about 7:30 a.m. and responded to the wreck on the west end of the railroad yard.

Judd says some of the cars tipped over, crushed and spilled coal, but there were no injuries.

The cause of the derailment is under investigation.

Judd told the Jamestown Sun that the cleanup effort will likely take several days and resulted in several street closings.

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