A crew with the Texas Department of Transportation will need to determine if the pillars of a freeway are secure after several train cars derailed from a track in northeast Houston.
The train cars derailed around 5:30 a.m. Thursday after a cluster of 27 cars traveling southbound collided with another train traveling westbound.
No chemicals leaked as a result of the accident and no one was injured.
At least two cars from the 27-car cluster each struck at least one concrete road pillar supporting an elevated section of North Wayside Drive near Liberty Road. Because North Wayside Drive is elevated, traffic on that road is not affected by the derailment, but Liberty Road is closed to traffic and will likely remain closed for much of Thursday.
Both trains damaged in the accident belonged to Union Pacific.
The accident did not present any hazard to the public.