Derailed train blocks several streets in Saginaw - WNEM TV 5

Derailed train blocks several streets in Saginaw

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A view from the back of two derailed cars -- photo courtesy of Pamela Carter. A view from the back of two derailed cars -- photo courtesy of Pamela Carter.
SAGINAW TOWNSHIP, MI (WNEM) -

A train has derailed on the Saginaw-Saginaw Township line and several streets are blocked as a result.

Until further notice, Superior, Wheeler and Maple streets are blocked due to the derailed train. Wheel is a major thoroughfare. The site looks to be just southeast of the Saginaw Country Club. The street that runs parallel to the crash scene is Burrows.

The derailment happened late Wednesday afternoon. The tracks in that area run east to west.

Photos sent to TV5 show at least two cars on their sides, with their load -- possibly soybeans or corn -- spilled along a grassy stretch near a road. One photo shows a severe bend to the tracks near where the cars flipped.

For a more detailed look into the damage, take a look through the photos in the slideshow to the left of this page.

No timeframe has been given for when the roadways will reopen.

Stay with WNEM.com and TV5 as we learn more about the situation.

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