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Freight train derailment shuts down several roads in Kalamazoo

Everyone please search for alternative routes this morning we have a train derailment at Porter and Willard Ave., Michigan Avenue and Kalamazoo Ave are both blocked due to the development. Avoid the area. A post shared by Bobby Hopewell (@hope4kzoo) on Jul 3, 2018 at 3:54am PDT

Kalamazoo mayor Bobby Hopewell is advising people to avoid the area where a freight train derailed near the intersection of Porter and Willard streets.

It happened a little before 7 a.m. Tuesday. Fifteen cars are off the track. 

The derailment is blocking several intersections near downtown Kalamazoo. 

There are no reports of injuries or hazardous materials being spilled. No word yet on what caused the train to leave the tracks.

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