Major train derailment involving 23 units in Bates County, Mo.

BATES COUNTY, Mo. — Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers responded to a major train derailment in Bates County, Mo., Friday just before noon.

According to a tweet from Troop A, no one was injured, but 23 units were derailed.

The incident blocked Route A in Hume at County Rd 8508.

State troopers say drivers should avoid the area.

Bates County is approximately 62 miles south of Kansas City and just north of Butler, Mo.