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Highway 38 back open after train derailment

Stanwood (KWWL) — The Cedar County Sheriff’s Office says a train derailment has closed both lanes of Highway 38 through the town of Stanwood.

There is no word yet on a cause, or if anyone was hurt.

UPDATE: A KWWL crew on the scene says that there are still about 12 cars to clean up.

UPDATE: Highway 38 is now back open after a train derailment this morning. Only damaged sections of the train remain on the tracks. The rest were moved out of the area.

We’re told the train was carrying coal. No one was injured.

UPDATE: According to Union Pacific two locomotives and 35 rail cars carrying coal derailed on the eastbound tracks around 5 a.m. this morning.

A first responder with the Stanwood Fire Department 1st Assistant Chief, Kyle Dennis said both conductors made it out ok, “Everybody was safe they were just a little scared getting piled up like that.”

All of the roads in town except Broadway were back open around 10 am.

At this time there is no word as to why the train derailed.

This is a developing story. Stick with KWWL on air and online as we continue to learn more details.

KWWL Staff

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