Rice Street Closed Because Of Train Derailment

No injuries or damage reported

Sioux Falls police say a train railcar derailed in the 3500 block of East Rice Street, near Great Bear Recreation Park. Officer Sam Clemens says there were no injuries and no damage, however the railcar is blocking Rice Street.

East Rice Street will be closed from the intersection of Rice Street and Cleveland Avenue, to the intersection of Rice Street and Timberline Avenue. No through traffic will be allowed on Rice Street, please follow posted detour routes.

Clemens says it is anticipated the road will be closed next week as well but there’s a possibility it may be open by Thursday.

The reason for the lengthy closing is because it will take a while for the equipment to arrive to move the railcar off of Rice Street.