Several Warren roads closed Thursday after 20 railcars derailed

WARREN, Mich. – Several roads are closed in Warren on Thursday and could also be closed on Friday, after about 20 train cars derailed on the southeast side of town.

Drivers are asked to avoid certain areas southeast of Warren on Thursday September 29 due to a rail car derailment in the Stephens and Schoenherr road area. Warren police say around 7:30 a.m. about 20 of the approximately 150 cars derailed.

The following roads will remain closed amid an investigation all day Thursday, and possibly into Friday morning:

  • 10 Mile Road between Groesbeck Highway and Schoenherr Road

  • Schoenherr Road between 10 Mile Road and Stephens Road

  • Stephens Road west of Schoenherr Road

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Warren Mayor Jim Fouts said Thursday that three of the derailed cars were carrying liquid chlorine and unrefined alcohol. Police said Thursday morning “it does not appear that any hazardous materials were released during this incident.”

Fire and hazmat crews are on scene to investigate.

No injuries were reported during the derailment. Mayor Fouts wrote that several cars were “stacked” on the track between Bunert and Hoover roads. He also said the tracks are destroyed where the derailment occurred.

“Fortunately, we have no injuries or major environmental issues as a result of this derailment,” Warren Police Commissioner William Dwyer said. “We encourage the public to avoid the area so crews can work to clear the derailment as quickly as possible. We will continue to update the public on any new information related to this incident. »

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