Just after 9:30 PM on Wednesday night Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputies received a report of a train derailment in Grass Lake.
Deputies along with Grass Lake Fire and Rescue responded to the intersection of N. lake St. and Michigan Ave to find the detached train car. The car was still upright and the car, which was hauling sugar, had no spillage. The incident did not represent a hazmat emergency and no one was injured.
Authorities contacted Amtrak and the company responded quickly to access the damaged track. The rail line was shut down. There is no immediate timeline for the track to reopen as the investigation is ongoing.