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Landslide causes afternoon train derailment

Traffic along Baldwin Ferry Road, along with a neighboring railroad track, has reopened to traffic after a landslide caused a train derailment Monday.

Baldwin Ferry from Mission 66 to the Eastview Apartments was blocked off Monday afternoon and into early Tuesday as officials with the Kansas City Southern Railroad responded to a train derailment that saw two engines and four railcars leave the tracks.

According to police, a landslide about 2 p.m. Monday sent debris over the railroad causing the derailment.

All the railcars remained upright and no injuries were reported. Also, no damage was reported to the overpass.

While the derailment did not itself affect traffic on Baldwin Ferry Road, police closed the road to allow rail crews to move equipment to and from the site.

About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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