Coming nearly two full weeks following a train derailment and explosion in East Palestine, Ohio, breaking news is coming out that a train has derailed in Van Buren Township, just outside of Detroit, Michigan. Similar to the train in Ohio, this train in Michigan was also carrying hazardous materials.
⚠️ HAPPENING NOW: Reports of a multi-car train derailment in Van Buren Township, Michigan.
Nearby roads closed by authorities — EPA has been briefed. pic.twitter.com/TY5MkWXaEW
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At this time, the “hazardous materials” on the train have not been identified, and neither has a cause for the derailment. There were no injuries during the derailment.
As there was no explosion and no controlled burns of the materials on-board, currently the situation is not a hazmat situation.
According to Fox News:
Officials that spoke to WXYZ, which reported that at least six cars were seen off the track, said one of them was carrying hazardous materials.
Police tell Fox2 Detroit that roads will be closed in the area while an investigation is ongoing.
This is a developing situation, and updates will be released as they’re made available.