ST. PAUL PARK, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a crude oil train and a semitrailer carrying flour collided at a railroad crossing south of St. Paul that local officials are calling to be closed.
Local reports said no one was hurt in the crash around noon Sunday in the city of St. Paul Park. Officials say flour was spilled onto the roadway, but the crude oil train was intact.READ MORE: Prescription Drug Disposal Set Up For Nat'l Drug Take Back Day
St. Paul Park Mayor Keith Franke says officials have had concerns about the crossing for some time, and the city is trying to close it. There were warning lights at the crossing but no safety arms, and it sits near a refinery.READ MORE: St. Paul Police: Suspect Killed 55-Year-Old Man In Stolen Car
State Rep. Dan Schoen, who represents the area, says the accident could have been “much worse” if the truck was carrying something more volatile than flour.MORE NEWS: Aromatherapy Spray From India Blamed For Illness That Sickened Minnesotan
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