Most roads reopen in Warren following train car derailment -- except Stephens Road

12 train cars derailed Thursday, disrupting traffic in southeast Warren

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

WARREN, Mich. – Most roads near where several train cars derailed Thursday morning in southeast Warren have reopened to traffic Thursday afternoon.

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

Schoenherr Road and 10 Mile Road are both open to traffic as of Thursday afternoon in southeast Warren after closing due to a train car derailment. Officials confirmed Friday that 12 of about 151 train cars derailed in the area of Stephens and Schoenherr roads at about 7:30 a.m. on Sept. 26. Nearby roads were closed as authorities investigated the incident.

The following roads are now open to traffic:

  • 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.

It is currently unclear what caused the train cars to derail Thursday.

Multiple train cars that derailed are reportedly tankers carrying liquid chlorine and unrefined alcohol. No leak has been found yet, officials said, so there is no known danger to the public at this time.

Warren police say there are no injuries from the derailment.

Here’s a video from 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:

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

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