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Train derails near Nucor in Leon County

JEWETT, October 16, 2013––Highway 79 near Jewett, in Leon County, has been closed due to a train derailment that occurred around Noon today.

The Leon County Sheriff’s office has reported that six rail cars look to have jumped the tracks along the railroad that runs near Highway 79 close to the Nucor Steel Plant.

Emergency crews are on scene investigating. No injuries have been reported at this time.

Leon County officials are asking motorists to reroute from Hwy. 39 south to Robbins to Hwy. 7 and take Hwy. 7 West to Marquez.


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