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Two Missouri rail lines reopened after derailment

WASHINGTON, Mo. | Union Pacific Railroad has reopened two rail lines that were damaged when a train hauling coal from Wyoming to Cora, Ill., derailed near Washington, Mo.

Union Pacific spokesman Mark Davis said one line was open to rail traffic at 5:15 a.m., the other at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

He said crews worked through the night to replace the track damaged in Tuesday's derailment. He said 400 feet of track were replaced on one line, and 800 feet on the other.

Crews were continuing to remove coal and damaged rail cars from the area Wednesday.

The cause of the derailment is still under investigation. No one was injured.

At 6 a.m. Tuesday, 37 of the train's 142 cars jumped the tracks along the riverbank of the Missouri River, 10 miles west of Washington.

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