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Crews on scene after massive train derailment in Van Buren Township, Michigan

The public is being told to stay away from East Huron River Drive and Haggerty following a train derailment in Van Buren Township

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A train derailment has occurred in Van Buren Township on Thursday morning, and officials are currently responding to the situation.

As part of their investigation into the railroad accident, authorities have requested that residents stay away from the area near Huron River Drive and Haggerty.

The incident has resulted in the closure of both north and southbound traffic as it took place just south of I-94 and west of Belleville.

According to the Van Buren Police Department, the roads will remain closed for a few hours following an unspecified incident.

However, authorities have confirmed that no injuries have been reported and that there is no danger of hazardous materials in the area.

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy is conducting further assessments to ensure public safety.

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell has also been in touch with local government officials and federal agencies such as the EPA.

As of now, no hazardous materials have been released, the car carrying such material has been placed upright and is being removed from the scene of the derailment, and the EPA is dispatching a team to monitor the situation and guarantee public safety.

This is a developing story that will be updated when more information is available.


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