MESA, AZ — A Union Pacific train derailed in Mesa Thursday night, blocking traffic into Friday morning.
The railroad company says 13 cars derailed near Broadway Road and Center Street just before 8 p.m.
Most of the cars that derailed were empty lumber cars and no injuries were reported.
The cause of the derailment is under investigation.
The roadway remains blocked by the overturned rail cars Friday morning.
A Mesa Public Schools bus depot is located near the derailment. Officials say the district is planning alternate routes for buses and is hopeful that no significant delays will be experienced.
Traffic incident at Broadway and Center in Mesa. Railroad car turned over where the track turns and is causing Broadway to be blocked. All East and West just West of Center will be blocked for most of the night. No injuries reported. pic.twitter.com/zX2PuP5IRV— Mesa Police Dept. (@MesaPD) October 4, 2019