SILSBEE, Texas — Officials with one of the largest freight railroad networks in North America are investigating after a train derailment in Silsbee.
Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway officials said that on early Sunday, Jan. 2, morning there was a derailment of nine mixed freight cars in their Silsbee yard.
No injuries were reported in connection to the derailment. BNSF personnel are at the site of the incident removing cars from the area to restore the track, Ben Wilemon, BNSF external corporate communications manager, said.
According to Silsbee Police Chief Shawn Blackwell, there is no cause for alarm, all nine freight cars are empty, and the railroad crossing is blocked until further notice.
The cause of the derailment is currently unknown.
This is a developing story. We will update with more if and when we receive more confirmed information.
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From a BNSF statement:
BNSF can confirm that early this morning we had a derailment of nine mixed freight cars in our Silsbee Yard. There were no injuries as a result of the derailment. Our local personnel are onsite currently removing the cars from the area in order to restore the track. The cause of the derailment is under investigation.