Train derails southeast of downtown Fort Wayne

Train derailment causes temporary road closure on Fort Wayne's southeast side.

Posted: Oct 22, 2017 9:16 AM
Updated: Oct 22, 2017 9:16 AM


FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - A train derailment on a bridge over South Anthony Boulevard caused temporary road closures Thursday afternoon.  Four cars of a freight train came off the tracks just north of Creighton Avenue around 1:30.  Three of the cars were carrying dry goods and one tanker carrying 33,000 gallons of diesel fuel were involved in the derailment.  The tanker is not leaking. No injuries were reported. 

A clean up crew is responding to the scene to get the cars back on the rails.

South Anthony Boulevard was reopened to traffic about one hour after the derailment.


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