Freight Train Derails South Of Elk Grove

SACRAMENTO COUNTY (CBS13) – Crews are responding to a train derailment south of Elk Grove, Cosumnes Fire says.

The scene is near Highway 99 and Dillard Road. Cosumnes Fire says it’s a freight train on a trestle that derailed.

As seen in photos from the scene, it appears that several cars fell off the tracks.

The Cosumnes River, which is swelling due to recent storms, runs through the area. Sacramento County’s Office of Emergency Services says the derailment is believed to have been caused by flooding collapsing the north end a small rail bridge.

Water is creeping in to the #3 lane of northbound side of Highway 99 at Dillard Road. Traffic is slow in the area on both sides of the freeway.

More information to come. Stick with CBS13 for updates. 

 

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