Train derailment in Aberdeen to close road for ‘several days’
Aug 9, 2023, 2:51 PM
(Photo from Aberdeen Police Department)
A section of road in Aberdeen has been closed after a train derailed Tuesday night.
The derailment is blocking a portion of the 2100 block of W 1st Street and will be “closed for several days” as crews work to clear the incident.
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According to the Aberdeen Police Department, there were no injuries or reports of additional damage during the crash of five railcars and a locomotive.
They also said that at the time of reporting, there does not seem to be any criminal element related to the derailment, but no information has been released about what led up to the incident.
Police are asking the public to avoid the area because some of the railcars are still unstable.
Delays are likely for those traveling along 1st Street, and police advise the public to find alternate routes.
The 2100-block of W. First St. will be closed for several days due to a train derailment tonight. No injuries. At this time, it doesn’t appear to be result of anything criminal. Plan alternate routes. Remaining involved cars are unstable so please stay clear of the location. pic.twitter.com/L8OCp1t8DN
— Aberdeen Police Department (@aberdeenpdwa) August 9, 2023