NBC News reports:
An Amtrak train derailed on Monday morning, blocking southbound lanes of a highway near Tacoma, Washington.
Washington State Department of Transportation tweeted a picture of the derailment at 7:45 a.m. PST, showing what appeared to be a car on its side over a highway lane.
“All SB lanes of I-5 blocked near Mounts Road in Pierce County due to derailed train car. Avoid area!” the tweet said.
All SB lanes of I-5 blocked near Mounts Road in Pierce County due to derailed train car. Avoid area! pic.twitter.com/SBH7dCc6yg
— WSDOT Tacoma Traffic (@wsdot_tacoma) December 18, 2017
Please be advised of a massive incident involving a train derailing on the Mounts Rd overpass on I5. The train is currently blocking I5. Please avoid this area and Nisqually Valley. Be patient with traffic and emergency vehicles in the area. WSP is investigating this incident. pic.twitter.com/lFrXPQDSA1
— Thurston Co. Sheriff (@ThurstonSheriff) December 18, 2017