Derailment closes 12th Avenue crossing

Union Pacific Rail Road employees are pictured near a rail car approximately one-half mile west of the 12th Avenue crossing late Tuesday afternoon. Earlier in the day, the city of Marshalltown’s website had reported the 12th Avenue crossing was closed due to a derailment. Marshalltown Fire Department Deputy Chief Chris Cross said no MFD personnel had been dispatched to the area. A UPRR spokesperson at company headquarters in Omaha, Neb., could not be reached before time of press.