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Photos: Coal train derails in Cedar County

A highway northwest of the Quad Cities was blocked due to a train derailment in Cedar County.
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Photos: Coal train derails in Cedar County

STANWOOD, Iowa — A train carrying coal derailed northwest of the Quad Cities, according to the Cedar County Sheriff’s Department.

The derailment happened around 5 a.m. on Thursday, June 6, according to a spokesperson from the department.

KCRG reported that the train derailed in Stanwood, which is north of Tipton, causing part of Highway 38 to be blocked.

In total, 28 train cars derailed and spilled several tons of coal.

The highway was temporarily blocked in both directions, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation, and a detour was set up.

There was no word on what caused the train to derail or if there were any injuries.