Train derailment closes intersections in Milbank

MILBANK, S.D. (KXLG) — At least 20 Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail cars have derailed at Milbank forcing the closure of many intersections in the community. Milbank Police Chief Boyd VanVooren says the accident happened early this morning.

VanVooren says a massive cleanup will be needed following the accident because many cars spilled their grain contents.

He said the train was long enough that it covered all of the intersections in the community.

VanVooren said they are waiting for inspectors to arrive in Milbank before they can clear the scene.