Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Train derailment closes U.S. Route 95.
There are reports of a train derailment that occurred at U.S. Route 95 just west of Needles, California.
The train derailment after 3:00pm PT on Friday, July 13th, 2018.
These pictures from the Nevada Department of Transportation shows the train derailment.
At least 15 train cars derailed off the track and reportedly onto the road.
The train, a Burlington Northern Santa Fe double stack container freight train, wasn’t carrying hazardous materials.
There are no reports of anybody hurt or killed related to the train derailment.
According to Caltrans District 8, clean up crews are having a tough time getting to the derailment because of weather.
U.S. Route 95 had earlier flooding from passing storms.
According to San Bernardino County Supervisor Robert Lovingood and Caltrans District 8, U.S. Route 95 is closed from Nevada State Line (Nevada State Route 163) to Interstate 40.
Caltrans District 8 posted the U.S. Route 95 closure area on their website map website.
From California, motorists are being advised to head east along Nevada State Route 163 to Needles Highway or Arizona State Route 95 south to Interstate 40 west get around the closure.
From Nevada, motorists are being advised to head east along Interstate 40 to Needles Highway or Arizona State Route 95 north to Nevada State Route 163 west to get around the closure.
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the train derailment.