The Baltimore Sun has reported that a cargo train has derailed in the White Marsh area. The crash caused a loud explosion and sent a cloud of smoke into the sky.
The Baltimore County Public Safety Office reported on Twitter that a cargo train derailed in the 7500 block of Lake Drive and that several buildings have collapsed and some are currently on fire.
Preliminary reports: Several buildings collapsed at site of train derailment. PIO en route.^EA
— BACO Public Safety (@BACOPoliceFire) May 28, 2013
Authorities are asking the public to “avoid the 21237” zip code area.
“As emergency responders try to reach the location and nearby buildings are evacuated, there are reports that Route 40 is closed in both directions and that I-95 will be closed shortly,” City Paper reported.