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Portion of Highway 99 reopens following freight train derailment near Goshen

Posted at 2:32 PM, Nov 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-24 10:22:55-05

UPDATE: According to ABC30, the northbound lane of Highway 99 has reopened following the train derailment near Goshen.

The California Highway Patrol closed Highway 99 in both directions near Goshen after a freight train derailed east of the highway on Monday morning, our ABC affiliate in Fresno reported.

Caltrans District 6 said both sides are expected to remain closed for at least the next 24 hours as clean-up from the derailment continues.

According to CHP, said the derailment happened north of Goshen and Avenue 328 around 6:40 am.

The Tulare County Fire Department said seven rail cars derailed, which resulted in hazardous materials spilling onto the ground, including hydrochloric acid and butane.

Hazmat teams from Visalia and Fresno city fire departments were also on scene.

No injuries were reported.