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Union Pacific train cars derail near West City Park

West City Park suffered a scare late Monday afternoon when a train’s cars came off the rails and crashed at the park’s railroad crossing.

Festus Police Chief Tim Lewis says they got the call around 4:30.

Thankfully, Chief Lewis said the initial survey showed no public property was damaged and civilians were unharmed.

The cause of the cars getting derailed remains unknown.

Chief Lewis says Union Pacific had personnel on scene immediately after the crash.

It is expected that area of West City Park will be closed for several days for cleanup.

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