WILLIAMS, Ariz. — 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.
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