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Van Buren Township Public Safety Department
Thursday February 16th, 2023 :: 02:36 p.m. EST


Train derailment: Huron River Drive and Haggerty rd. are both now open to normal traffic

Update: Huron River Drive and Haggerty Road are both now open to normal traffic. 

On Thursday, February 16th at approximately 8:30 a.m, Van Buren Police and Fire Departments responded to a train derailment including approximately 30 rail cars between Martinsville and Haggerty roads, south of Huron River Drive.

The involved train had one railcar that contained liquid chlorine; however it was located away from the overturned section, and was part of the section of railcars removed first. There is no evidence of exposed hazardous materials. There are no reported injuries.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), and Wayne County Homeland Security have all been notified of the incident, and will continue to coordinate with Van Buren Public Safety and local officials.

The investigation is active and ongoing. Updates will be made to the public as they become available.


Return to normal traffic

Van Buren Township Public Safety Department
46425 Tyler Rd
Van Buren Charter Township, MI 48111

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 734-699-8930

Casey Schmidtke
Public Safety
[email protected]

Alert Details

Minor - Minimal to no known threat to life or property
Past - Responsive action is no longer required
Observed - Determined to have occurred or to be ongoing
Public and private transportation
Train Derailment

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