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MPD: All railroad crossings closed in Madisonville after train accident

Officers said that two rail cars suffered some damage after a mechanical issue.
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MADISONVILLE, Tenn. — Madisonville Police Department said officers responded to a train accident at 9:30 a.m. at the railroad crossing at Warren Street.

MPD said officers found that two of the rail cars had been damaged after a mechanical issue. A crew is on scene making repairs and plan to have the issue fixed within a few hours.

Currently all railroad crossing in Madisonville have been closed. Police said that three Monroe County Schools inside the city were placed on a shelter in place until the train incident was determined non hazardous.