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Train Derails, Closes Streets in Shrewsbury

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SHREWSBURY (KMOX) – The partial collapse of a railroad bridge in Shrewsbury forced some from their homes during Saturday night’s storm.

It happened just after 10:30 p.m. at Lansdowne and Murdoch.

“There are a few items of debris that fell from the bridge,” Shrewsbury Fire Chief William Fox said, of the wood and metal structure.

One tanker car that was derailed contained a corrosive, but not combustable, chemical.

Firefighters evacuated five homes and closed the nearby Phillips 66 gas station. MetroLink service was also disrupted.

The cars were removed a few hours later and the evacuations were lifted, but roads underneath the bridge remain closed while a structural engineer takes a closer look.

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