Train derails, closes roads near Downtown Kalamazoo

KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- A train derailment closed down roads near downtown Kalamazoo Tuesday morning.

According to an Instagram post from the city’s mayor, Bobby Hopewell, the train derailed at Porter and Willard streets.

Michigan and Kalamazoo Avenues were also closed. 

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ABC affiliate WZZM reports approximately 15 train cars came off the tracks. 

The city's Department of Public Safety told WZZM the train was transporting cargo and there is no sign of hazardous materials being released. 

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