The public is advised to avoid Shellmound Street in Emeryville due to a train derailment Sunday afternoon.

The Emeryville Police Department was notified about 1:40 p.m. of the derailment involving five cars off the tracks on the Union Pacific line.

Police say the train is blocking the rail crossings at 65th, 66th and 67th streets at Shellmound Street and that Union Pacific and Alameda County Fire have been notified and are at the scene.

Emeryville Police Department A Union Pacific train derailed in Emeryville, Calif. Sunday, April 19, 2020 in the area of Shellmound Street. Emeryville police report that the tanks were empty and nobody was injured.

No injuries have been reported and there is no estimated time for reopening Shellmound Street.

Union Pacific will investigate the cause of the derailment.

The public is advised to use alternative routes at the Powell Street overpass.

Police said in an announcement:

“The scene is not causing any hazards and no evacuations have been recommended as the tanker cars are empty.”

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