Michigan Train Derailment Sends Several Rail Cars Off Tracks

September 30, 2022

A train derailment sent a dozen rail cars off the tracks Thursday morning near Detroit, snarling traffic while emergency responders assessed the damage, officials said.

Warren Mayor Jim Fouts said 12 of the train’s 151 cars derailed about 7:30 a.m. EDT in the city just north of Detroit.

No injuries have been reported and it’s unclear what caused the derailment on Warren’s southeast side.

Fouts said three of the 12 derailed cars were tanker cars hauling liquid chlorine and unrefined alcohol, but no leaks had been detected and the derailed tanker cars were upright.

Warren Fire Commissioner Wilburt McAdams said one of the tanker cars was leaking a little, but it did not pose a danger to the public, WJBK-TV reported.

The city’s police commissioner, Bill Dwyer, urged motorists and the public to avoid the derailment area “so that crews can work to clear the derailment as fast as possible.”

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