Train derailment in Mt. Carmel blocking railroad crossing

Train derailment in Mt. Carmel blocking Walnut St. and 2nd St. crossings
Train derailment in Mt. Carmel blocking Walnut St. and 2nd St. crossings(Mt. Carmel Illinois Police Department)
Published: Jun. 26, 2022 at 1:32 PM CDT
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MT. CARMEL, Ill. (WFIE) - The Mount Carmel Police Department says a train derailment blocked two railroad crossings on Sunday.

According to a Facebook post, the Walnut Street and 2nd Street crossings were blocked by the derailment.

MCPD says the Walnut Street crossing is now back open.

MCPD says no traffic is allowed under the bridges and law enforcement is present, enforcing this measure. The train engine is unstable and could have the train cars topple over.

An employee of Norfolk Southern expects the crossings to be blocked for several hours.

Officials are advising people to consider taking alternate routes to travel to and from Indiana.

They are asking people not to call MCPD for updates as they will notify the public as soon as they hear anything.

MCPD says Norfolk crews are examining the train looking for a safe point to disconnect and reverse the train.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.

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