UPDATE:

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (WJTV) – Mayor Joe Cox said all train crossings have reopened except the crossing on Monticello Street.

The Monticello Street will remain closed until noon on Friday, June 10.


BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (WJTV) – A freight train derailed in Brookhaven just after 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 7.

The Daily Leader reported portions of the track came apart in the crossing on Monticello Street. The train, which was carrying coal, had to stop until the damage could be assessed.

According to Police Chief Kenneth Collins, drivers should expect the crossing to be blocked for a long time.

Alternate routes include Highway 84 and Dale Trail south of downtown Brookhaven, as well as Industrial Park Road.