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Highway 24 in Monroe County to close for railroad work

An overhead view of the train derailment in Monroe County over the weekend.
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An overhead view of the train derailment in Monroe County over the weekend.


A part of Highway 24 where in Monroe County a semi-truck driver died Sunday will be closed for railroad work for a couple of days next month, according to a press release from the Missouri Department of Transportation.

Highway 24 will close between 2,000 feet east of Route AA and 3,000 feet east of Route AA, between Madison and Holliday for work on the Norfolk Southern Railroad crossing.

It will close at 7 a.m. Wednesday, June 7 and reopen at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 8, weather permitting, according to the release.

A semi-truck crashed into a Norfolk Southern train that was hauling rock, according to previous reporting.

A Trooper told ABC 17 News on Sunday that there was a line of cars waiting at the crossing where the safety measures, including lights and crossing arms, were all working. The semi-truck drove through the crossing and into the train, derailing at least two engines and more than a dozen train cars. The other cars waiting at the crossing were fine.

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