Freight Train Derails In Downtown Kalamazoo

A huge traffic headache this morning in Kalamazoo, as a freight train derailed. Police say approximately 15 train cars went off the rails downtown. No one was hurt. The city’s Department of Public Safety says the train was carrying freight, not passengers, and some cars were empty. There’s no evidence of hazardous materials being released. The derailment was reported around 6:50 a.m. Tuesday. Public Safety Chief Karianne Thomas says it’s a “big inconvenience.” Downtown still is open for business.

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