Photos: Several train cars derail in southeast Warren, disrupt traffic

12 train cars derail near Stephens, Schoenherr roads Thursday

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

WARREN, Mich. – Officials confirm that 12 train cars derailed while traveling through southeast Warren on Thursday, disrupting traffic flow in the immediate area.

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

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 said about 139 train cars were still on the rail.

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 materials did leak, but officials say they aren’t toxic and don’t post a danger to the public.

Below are photos of the scene, taken from a drone perspective.

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)

Here’s a video of the scene:

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/.

The following roads were closed during the investigation Thursday:

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

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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