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      Train derailment south of Hannibal

      Three cars jumped the tracks just north of Continental Cement.

      Highway 79 was closed just south of Hannibal because of a train derailment.

      Three cars jumped the tracks just north of Continental Cement.

      The incident was reported to MoDOT at 5:16 a.m. Thursday.

      The derailment itself did not block the highway, but clean up crews are working to clear the wreckage, so MoDOT closed the road.

      The highway will be open to a narrow two lanes on Friday near Continental Cement until appoximately 3 p.m. while Burlington Northern Santa Fe wreckage and salvage crews remove cars near the right of way, according to MoDOT.

      Click here to follow the closure on MoDOT's road conditions map.

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