On Thursday another train derailed and crashed; this time in Detroit Michigan.
What caused the train to derail is unclear, however it has been reported that one of the cars were contained hazardous material. In a wildly strange development, this is one of the numerous trains that have derailed in the U.S. over the last couple of weeks.
Despite the confusion, police said no one was injured and there are no hazmat issues in the area. There are no threats to the public, according to the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy. Personnel were sent to the scene for further assessment. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell released a statement that she had been in contact with the local government.
While one of the cars was carrying hazardous chemicals, it was reported that the car was “showing no sign of leaking or damage.”
“We are also in touch with the relevant federal authorities, including the EPA,” Dingell said. “At this time no one is aware of the release of any hazardous materials, the car carrying hazardous material has been put upright and is being removed from the area of the other derailed cars, and EPA is dispatching a team to ensure public safety.
Officials 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. Authorities are asking residents to avoid the area of Huron River Drive and Haggerty due to a railroad accident investigation. Both north and southbound traffic is blocked due to the incident, which happened just south off I-94 and west of Belleville. Roads will be closed for a few hours, the Van Buren Police Department said.
JUST IN: Train derails outside Detroit, Michigan, at least one car carrying hazardous materials.
Can someone tell them to not chemically nuke Detroit too?pic.twitter.com/VBiPWL7Kv2
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) February 16, 2023