A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING has been issued for Montgomery and San Jacinto counties until 4:45pm. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect for Austin, Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Houston, Lee, Madison, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Trinity, Walker, Waller, and Washington Counties until 7am SUNDAY. 1" to 3" of rain, with localized totals between 5" & 7" will be possible as a slow moving, weak cold front arrives through early Sunday.
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) Southeast Texas police say no injuries were reported after several cars from a train derailed in downtown Beaumont.
Officials say the derailment happened around 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
The rail cars were carrying grain and a large amount spilled in the area. But police say the derailment should not affect Fourth of July festivities scheduled Thursday night in downtown Beaumont.
Union Pacific is working to clear standing rail cars from the tracks just north and south of the derailment site. The cleanup of the derailed cars and the spilled cargo will begin Friday.
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