Anthony Boulevard back open after minor train derailment

TRAIN DERAILMENT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Anthony Boulevard is back open after a nearby train derailment Thursday morning.

Anthony Boulevard was closed south of Maumee Avenue for roughly four hours while railroad crews worked on several cars that started leaning to one side.

Fort Wayne police were on scene of the derailment before 7 a.m. directing traffic near the crossing on Anthony Boulevard. City dispatchers said several cars went off the tracks about two hours before they were first notified.

About a mile west of the Anthony Blvd. crossing at least two cars could be seen leaning near the Lafayette Street overpass. It’s unclear how many total cars may have derailed, although none of the cars actually appeared off the tracks.

The cause of the derailment is unknown.

A second train from the opposite direction was also stopped in the area, but it’s not clear what involvement that train may have had in the derailment, if any.

Due to the stoppage, the crossing at Anthony Boulevard was the only road blocked. It’s unclear if trains on other connecting tracks may have blocked other intersections.

No injuries were reported.

The Fort Wayne Fire Department was dispatched, but there services were not needed.

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