LAKE FOREST – At about 3:10 a.m. on March 15, the Lake Forest Fire and Police Departments received a call of a train derailment in the area of Route 41 and Deerpath Road. Upon investigation, it was discovered 9-10 train cars had left the tracks.
The Lake County and McHenry County Hazardous Materials Teams were called to the scene as a precaution, but no hazardous materials were found leaking in any cars.
There is no health or fire hazard. Union Pacific also has representatives on scene. The air quality is being monitored to ensure there continues to be no health risk.
Crews are standing by for Union Pacific equipment needed to upright and remove the cars. There were no injuries to any train or emergency personnel and there is no threat to the public. There may be intermittent lane closures throughout the day on northbound Route 41 while recovery of the train cars takes place.
From the Lake Forest Police Department and the Lake Forest Fire Department