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.