A 15 car train derailment has snarled traffic in Downtown Kalamazoo this morning.

Update 9:20am:  Michigan Avenue (M-43 eastbound) is set to re-open while Kalamazoo Avenue (M-43 westbound) is expected to remain closed much of the day.

Original Story

Kalamazoo mayor Bobby Hopewell shared photos and asked us to pass this info:

Everyone please search for alternative routes this morning we have a train derailment at Porter and Willard Ave., Michigan Avenue and Kalamazoo Ave are both blocked due to the development. Avoid the area.

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Jessica Wheeler from our news partner WWMT has this facebook live video telling us more.

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