6 cars of train derail, prompting closure of part of AR Hwy 98

Train derails, closing part of AR 98 for hours
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COLUMBIA COUNTY, AR (KSLA) - A train derailment has forced the closure of part of a Southwest Arkansas highway.

And that section of Arkansas Highway 98 in Columbia County is expected to remain closed until midnight, authorities said.

Six cars of a train derailed midafternoon Wednesday between McNeil and Waldo.

None was carrying anything hazardous.

No injuries have been reported.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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