Courtesy Brown County Sheriff’s Office

The Brown County Sheriff’s Office said a “major catastrophe” was avoided Wednesday after a train collided with a semi-truck hauling propane.

On Feb. 19, at about 12:37 p.m., a Central Region Cooperative (CRC) semi-truck towing a full propane tank collided with a train on the tracks near the intersection of County Road 7 and Center Street in Cobden. No injuries were reported by either the semi driver or the train conductor/engineer, although the driver will be cited for traffic violations.

As of Wednesday evening, teams were still working to clean up at the scene.

Assisting at the scene were the Brown County Sheriff’s Office, Minnesota State Patrol, Sleepy Eye Fire Department, Mankato Fire Department Chemical Assessment Team (CAT), Sleepy Eye Ambulance, Canadian Pacific Railroad, CRC, and Maloney’s Towing Enterprises.