No injuries after train cars derail in Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo — There were no reported injuries after a trail with 15 cars derailed in downtown Kalamazoo on Tuesday, police said.
The city’s Department of Public Safety says the train was carrying freight, not passengers, and some of the derailed cars were empty. There’s no evidence of hazardous materials being released.
The derailment, which was reported around 6:50 a.m. Tuesday, blocked several major intersections in the city's downtown area, including Michigan Avenue and Kalamazoo Avenue, according to the Kalamazoo Public Safety Department.
The derailment has also caused other issues, such as damage to power lines and property, police said. Cleanup is expected to continue into Wednesday.
Public Safety Chief Karianne Thomas said it’s a “big inconvenience.”
Anyone with information about the incident should call the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at (269) 337-8139 or Silent Observer at (269) 343-2100.
Detroit News staff writer Charles E. Ramirez contributed.
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