UPDATE: Crews clearing large coal train derailment near Red Oak, Iowa

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Iowa- Crews spent the day today cleaning up after an early morning coal train derailment near Red Oak, Iowa.

Burlington Northern Santa Fe reported the derailment shortly after 4 a.m. this (Wednesday) morning, near D Avenue west of Red Oak, under the Boxelder Ave bridge. Approximately 20-30 coal cars were involved.

There were no injuries and no hazards to the public.

Montgomery Co Sheriff's Office, Mills Co Sheriff's Office, Montgomery Co EMA, Red Oak Fire & Rescue and Montgomery Co Secondary Roads assisted on scene.

(Photos from Montgomery County Emergency Managment)

Coal Train Derails Near Red Oak, Iowa
Coal Train Derails Near Red Oak, Iowa
No one was injured when the train went off the tracks early Wednesday morning
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