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Cleanup of derailed train in Warren continues, nearby streets blocked off

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News

Crews Thursday afternoon continued to clean up after 20 cars derailed from a train in the morning in Warren.

The incident prompted police, firefighters and hazmat crews to block off nearby streets.

The cause of the derailment is still unknown.

Officers and firefighters were called to respond to the incident near Schoenherr and Stephens Road at about 7:30 a.m., Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer said in a statement. He said the train was pulling about 150 cars in total.

Train cars are derailed near the intersection of Schoenherr Road and Groesbeck Highway in Warren, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022.

No injuries were reported, Dwyer also said.

Police also said it does not appear any hazardous materials leaked during this derailment. Still, police, firefighters, a hazmat team and a Canadian National Railway crew remained at the scene of the derailment throughout the day Thursday. The cause of the derailment is still under investigation, police said.

About 20 train cars derailed Thursday morning near Schoenherr and Stephens roads in Warren, police said. There were no injuries reported.

The train tracks will likely not be cleared until Friday and crews are expected to work through Thursday night, Lieutenant Charles Rushton said. Officials said the cleanup following the derailment could take multiple days.

Meanwhile, 10 Mile Road between Groesbeck Highway and Schoenherr Road, Schoenherr between 10 Mile and Stephens, and Stephens west of Schoenherr are closed. Police hoped to open 10 Mile and Schoenherr by rush hour Thursday but Stephens will likely remain closed until Friday. Officials urge motorists to avoid the area.

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Officials said the cleanup following the derailment could take multiple days.