UPDATE: According to ABC30, the northbound lane of Highway 99 has reopened following the train derailment near Goshen.
NORTHBOUND LANE OPEN: One lane of the NB 99 is back open after a train derailed in Tulare Co. this morning . Work is far from over and there’s still dozens of local & state agencies here repairing the tracks. SB 99 is fully open. @ABC30 pic.twitter.com/hIYIPsGsbQ— Nathalie Granda (@NathalieABC30) November 24, 2020
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.