Train Derails, Closes Streets in Shrewsbury
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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