Updated: Friday, 22 Feb 2013, 2:35 PM CST
Published : Friday, 22 Feb 2013, 12:04 PM CST
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Eighteen Canadian National Railway train cars derailed off of the tracks in south Jackson Friday morning.
Canadian National spokesman Patrick Waldron says there were no injuries in the 6:48 a.m. incident.
Waldron says 17 of the derailed cars were carrying grain while the 18th was empty.
Waldron says the tracks between Jackson and New Orleans would probably be closed most of the day while crews worked to clear the derailed cars.
The derailment has affecting trains running between Jackson and New Orleans including Amtrak's City of New Orleans. Waldron says the train will likely be rerouted.
Waldron says the section of track where the derailment occurred is in a mostly rural, wooded area.