Police close streets after log train derails in Salem

AP Photo

Salem Police plan to keep Front street closed for the Wednesday morning commute.

Posted: Dec. 5, 2018 7:31 AM
Updated: Dec. 5, 2018 2:24 PM

SALEM, Ore. -- A log train derailment Tuesday night closed Oregon Route 99 East at Market Street in Salem at around 10:23 p.m.

Southbound traffic was detoured at River Road to city side streets and northbound traffic was detoured at Jefferson Street.

Then at around 10:50 p.m., the Oregon Department of Transportation announced that the train cars had been moved back allowing traffic through and both directions on Oregon Route 99 East had reopened.

Salem police plan to keep Front Street closed for the Wednesday morning commute. They were able to confirm that no hazardous material was on board and no one was hurt. 

Article Comments

52° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 52°
51° wxIcon
Hi: 60° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 51°
51° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 51°
North Bend
51° wxIcon
Hi: 54° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 51°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner


Community Events




 Ask the Banker 

  Enter Contests