Train derailment closes McDowell Road in Phoenix

Posted at 10:05 AM, Jun 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-30 10:04:37-04

A train derailment is responsible for creating traffic delays near the Arizona State Fairgrounds on Thursday and Friday.

Phoenix police said a train derailed from the tracks at 19th Avenue and McDowell Road at a railroad crossing.

Authorities say the boxcar was left hanging off the rails at a nearly 45-degree angle.

The cause of the derailment isn't immediately clear. There are no injuries involved in this incident. 

Eastbound traffic was restricted on McDowell Road between 19th and 21st avenues until around 6:30 a.m. Friday.