Drone video: 12 of 151 train cars derail in southeast Warren

Train cars derail near Stephens, Schoenherr roads Thursday morning

Several roads are closed in Warren on Thursday, and may also be closed Friday, after about 20 train cars derailed on the city’s southeast side. Drivers are urged to avoid certain areas in southeast Warren on Thursday, Sept. 29, due to a train car derailment in the area of Stephens and Schoenherr roads. Warren police say that around 7:30 a.m., about 20 of about 150 train cars derailed. Learn more here: https://www.clickondetroit.com/traffic/2022/09/29/several-warren-roads-closed-thursday-after-train-cars-derail/.

WARREN, Mich. – A dozen train cars derailed while traveling through southeast Warren on Thursday, disrupting traffic flow in the immediate area.

An investigation is underway Thursday, Sept. 29, after 12 train cars derailed in the area of Stephens and Schoenherr roads, near Groesbeck Highway, in the morning. Warren police estimated that about 139 train cars were still on the rail.

UPDATE: Warren train car derailment latest: 2 roads still closed, some chemicals leaked

Multiple roads in the immediate area were closed to traffic as the train remains on the rail and police continue to investigate. Officials said some of the derailed train cars are tankers carrying liquid chlorine and ethanol alcohol. Some leaks were reported, but officials say the materials aren’t toxic and don’t pose any dangers to the community.

You can see footage from the scene in the video player above. Photos can be found below.

The scene where several train cars derailed in southeast Warren on Sept. 29, 2022 (WDIV)
The scene where several train cars derailed in southeast Warren on Sept. 29, 2022 (WDIV)
The scene where several train cars derailed in southeast Warren on Sept. 29, 2022 (WDIV)
The scene where several train cars derailed in southeast Warren on Sept. 29, 2022 (WDIV)
About 20 train cars derailed in southeast Warren on Sept. 29, 2022 (WDIV)

After closing Thursday morning, the following roads are now open to traffic as of Thursday afternoon:

  • 10 Mile Road between Groesbeck Highway and Schoenherr Road
  • Schoenherr Road between 10 Mile Road and Stephens Road

Stephens Road remains closed to traffic as of Thursday afternoon.

View our real-time traffic map here.

No injuries were reported from the derailment.

“Thankfully, we do not have any injuries or any major environmental concerns as a result of this train derailment,” said Warren police Commissioner William Dwyer. “We are encouraging the public to avoid the area so that crews can work to clear the derailment as fast as possible. We will continue to keep the public advised of any new information related to this incident.”


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