BLUFFTON, Minn. – Emergency responders are on the scene of a 32-car train derailment near Highway 10 just northeast of here, law enforcement officials said Monday.

Otter Tail County officials said 32 cars carrying sugar, lumber and other nonhazardous materials derailed at about 7 Monday morning on the Burlington Northern line northeast of Bluffton, near Highway 10.

The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s office and the Minnesota State Patrol are on the scene.

No one’s been hurt, but a hazardous materials team from the Twin Cities is en route to the scene to confirm there’s no danger to the public.

Some of the train cars that derailed were empty, said a county spokesperson.

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Motorists on Highway 10 between Wadena and Bluffton may encounter intermittent lane closures and possible delays as railroad crews access the site of a derailment, the Minnesota Department of Transportation said.


The lane closures will be necessary for crews to move equipment in and out of the derailment site.


Check back for more on this developing story.