South St. Louis train derailment closes roads

ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – St. Louis police will close several streets while crews try to clear a train derailment in south St. Louis.

The train is derailed at Interstate 44 and Wellington Road near the rail yard in the Ellendale neighborhood.

St. Louis police will close the road at Ellendale and Wellington and at Wabash and Tholozon in both directions between Arsenal and Lansdowne. Drivers will want to find alternate routes Wednesday, especially during evening rush.

The closure could last until from 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. The railroad recovery crash teams are on the scene surveying the damage and has moved equipment into the area to help get the train cars back on the tracks.

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