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Highway 99 closed in both directions after freight train derails near Goshen – Fresno, California

Fresno, California 2020-11-23 14:19:04 –

Fresno, Calif. (KFSN)-California Highway Patrol police closed both directions on State Highway 99 near Goshen after a freight train derailed east of the freeway on Monday morning.

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.

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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