Train Partially Derails In East Dallas, Closing Part Of Samuel Boulevard

Curt Lewis
May 21, 2019 - 4:41 am
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An east Dallas stretch of Samuel Boulevard remains closed this morning due to last night's partial train derailment.  

Just before 6:30 p.m. three cars of a 14-car freight train jumped the rails on Samuel near I-30, adjacent to the Tenison Park Golf Course.

One of the cars that remained on the tracks contained what police considered a hazardous material so a Dallas Fire-Rescue Haz-Mat team was called in as a precaution.

There was no spillage.

Police say the railroad company will bring in heavy equipment today to complete the clean-up.

But until then, that stretch of Samuel remains closed.