Train derailment closes down portion of Hwy. 79 in Leon County - KYTX CBS 19 Tyler Longview News Weather Sports

Train derailment closes down portion of Hwy. 79 in Leon County

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LEON COUNTY (KCEN) - A train derailment has caused US 79 to close in Leon County.

TxDOT closed US 79, just south of Jewett at the Nucor Plant, because of a train derailment Wednesday afternoon.

Emergency crews responded and are working to clean up the area.

TxDOT set up a detour around the derailment. The detour off of US 79 is to FM 39, to 3501, to FM1512, back onto US 79. 

TxDOT estimates the closing to take about eight hours.

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