Train derailment shuts down Interstate 55

Update Sunday, Aug. 27: The St. Louis County Police Department reports that all lanes of Interstate 55 and subsequent ramps have reopened following Saturday afternoon’s train derailment over I-55, between Butler Hill Road and South Lindbergh Boulevard.

Below is the Call’s previous coverage of the derailment:

All northbound and southbound lanes of Interstate 55 are currently shut down between South Lindbergh Boulevard and Butler Hill Road after a train derailed.

The train derailed about 3:30 p.m., police said. There is no time line yet on when the interstate may reopen.

No injuries have been reported due to the derailment. Police from the Affton Southwest and South County precincts are at the scene, and are asking the public to stay away from the area.