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Cleanup Continues in Garfield Train Derailment

GARFIELD, AR-- The cleanup in Garfield was still underway on Thursday, two days after a train derailment there.
 (Mickey Kelley, City of Garfield)
(Mickey Kelley, City of Garfield)
((UPDATE)) GARFIELD, AR-- The cleanup in Garfield was still underway on Thursday, two days after a train derailment there. About 20 cars carrying sand derailed on Tuesday morning near U.S. 62 just north of Garfield. No one was hurt, but crews have been working around the clock to clean up the mess. Arkansas and Missouri Railroad Police tell us everything should be back to normal by Friday. Meanwhile, crews are still trying to figure out what caused the accident.

((ORIGINAL STORY)) GARFIELD, AR-- Arkansas Missouri Railroad police are working an accident where several train cars have derailed in Garfield.

Benton County deputies confirmed the derailment happened around 11:30 Tuesday morning.

Ron Sparks with the railroad says several cars carrying sand tipped onto their side. Clean-up will take 2 to 3 days. There were no injuries reported and the spill does not pose a hazardous materials threat.  No crossing will be blocked during the investigation and clean up of the scene, says Sparks.

The cause of the crash is being investigated.

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