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Train full of new cars, vans derails in Arizona

"No injuries or hazmat involved," a BNSF Railway company spokesperson told 12News.

WILLIAMS, Ariz. โ€” Traffic is moving again after a freight train carrying cars and vans derailed late Wednesday east of Williams and west of Garland Prairie Road, according to Coconino County Emergency Management.

"BNSF Railway can confirm that at approximately 11:20 pm on June 7th, approximately 20 automobile cars derailed in Williams, AZ (35 miles west of Flagstaff, AZ)," a spokesperson for the freight railroad company told 12News. "No injuries or hazmat involved. Cause is under investigation."

Department of Transportation authorities dispatched an inspector to the scene but do not have any further information.

A spokesperson for Amtrak said Southwest Chief Trains departing Los Angeles and Chicago on Thursday were canceled in their entirety in both directions.  Amtrak is adding additional cars to the Southwest Chief departing Friday in anticipation of increased demand.

The National Transportation Safety Board said it won't be investigating the derailment.

CCEM is monitoring an incident involving a BNSF freight train in Coconino County. Around midnight last night, a BNSF train derailed just east of Williams. A total of 23 cars derailed and sustained heavy damage. The train cars involved were carrying a variety of new cars, vans and trucks. There were no injuries or fatalities as a result of the incident. Cleanup is currently underway. AZ DailySun KAFF News FOX 10 Phoenix ABC15 Arizona azfamily 3TV CBS 5 KNAU Coconino County

Posted by Coconino County Emergency Management on Thursday, June 8, 2023

Additional photos from this morning's trail derailment just east of Williams. (Dont know why FB wont let us share videos and photos in the same post anymore. ๐Ÿ™„)

Posted by Coconino County Emergency Management onย Thursday, June 8, 2023

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