Fresno, California 2020-11-23 14:19:04 –
According to the CHP, the derailment occurred around 6:40 am north of Goshen and Avenue 328.
According to the Tulare County Fire Department, seven railcars were derailed and dangerous goods such as hydrochloric acid and butane spilled onto the ground.
Several law enforcement agencies and fire departments have responded to the scene. Dangerous goods teams from the Visalia and Fresno fire departments were also on site.
No injuries have been reported.
The tracks are owned by Union Pacific Railroad and are not used by Amtrak passenger trains. The cause of the derailment is still under investigation.
Steve Beal, a CHP spokesman, said the highway would remain closed for some time while the crew was working on cleaning the area.
“Currently, we have detours that can cause commuting problems, but the goal is to keep the general public away from the area,” Beer said.
The highway is closed between Avenue 384 and Betty Drive. There was no time to resume.
Tulare County: State Highway 99 is currently closed just north of State Highway 198 due to a train derailment with the outflow of dangerous goods. Southbound traffic is diverted on Avenue 384 and Northbound is diverted on Betty Drive. There is no ETO at this time. pic.twitter.com/5zcmlunjW0
— Caltrans District 6 (@ CaltransDist6) November 23, 2020
Detours have been set up for Betty Drive for southbound and northbound traffic on Avenue 384. Click here to check traffic conditions.
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