the republic logo

CN freight train back on track after southeast Michigan derailment closes several major roads


CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Michigan — A Canadian National freight train is back on track after derailing in southeastern Michigan and blocking traffic on several major roads for several hours.

WWJ-AM says the train derailed about 4 a.m. Sunday in Macomb County's Clinton Township, about 20 miles northeast of Detroit.

Police tell WXYZ-TV that a broken axle on the Canadian National Railway Co. caused the crash and says no one was injured.

Officials say crews were able to get the rail cars back on track early Sunday afternoon and traffic was able to resume.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.

We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)


Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2014 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.