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Train derails near downtown Wichita

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at 7:48 a.m.
  • Updated Wednesday, July 4, 2012, at 11:17 a.m.

Crews spent Tuesday cleaning up a mess after three train cars derailed just south of Kellogg near downtown Wichita on Tuesday morning, authorities said.

The derailment occurred at 5:19 a.m. at Gilbert and St. Francis, about two blocks south of Kellogg, a Sedgwick County dispatch supervisor said. No injuries were reported.

The cause of the derailment is still under investigation.

Hazardous-materials crews were called to deal with a small leak of sodium hydroxide, authorities said, but the spill was not hazardous.

Crew members on the scene Tuesday night said the rail line was expected to be back in service before midnight.

Contributing: Sarah Tucker of The Eagle

Reach Stan Finger at 316-268-6437 or sfinger@wichitaeagle.com.

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