Train derailment causes grain spill, road closure near Kimball

Derailed train cars on the Mitchell Rapid City Line are shown near Kimball after five cars left the train tracks carrying grain. (Brule County Sheriff's Office photo)

KIMBALL -- No injuries were reported after a train traveling through central South Dakota derailed Saturday evening near Kimball, spilling grain out of the train cars.

According to a social media post from the Brule County Sheriff's Department, the train was traveling along the Mitchell Rapid City Line when it derailed Saturday evening about 6 miles west of Kimball. The line is operated by the Dakota Southern Railway Company. The derailment caused five rail cars to go off the tracks and spill the grain it was transporting to the West Coast.

No hazardous materials were being hauled by the train.

A portion of the train track was damaged in the incident.

According to the Brule County Sheriff's Department, 365th Avenue will remain closed, Dakota Southern is arranging cleanup operations. The road closure will be in effect until the rail cars are recovered and the train track is repaired.

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