Train partially derails at Phoenix intersection

A practice partially derailed Friday at the McDowell Road and Nineteenth Avenue intersection. The metropolis says no accidents have been reported.

PHOENIX — A practice partially derailed Friday afternoon in Phoenix at McDowell Road and Nineteenth Avenue — a railroad crossing that may quickly bear security enhancements after the town obtained grant funding from the federal authorities. 

The metropolis mentioned no accidents have been reported from Friday’s derailment, however the incident is inflicting some visitors points and the world can be restricted for a number of hours.

This shouldn’t be the primary time a practice has derailed at this crossing. Nearly 5 years in the past, a boxcar derailed from the tracks at the McDowell-Nineteenth Avenue intersection.

By coincidence, the town was lately awarded $7 million to make security upgrades to the McDowell-Nineteenth Avenue crossing and the forty third Avenue-Camelback intersection.  

Mayor Kate Gallego introduced Thursday the town was awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to make “much-needed” enhancements to those two railroad crossings. 

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