A 15 car train derailment has snarled traffic in Downtown Kalamazoo this morning.

Update 9:20am:  Michigan Avenue (M-43 eastbound) is set to re-open while Kalamazoo Avenue (M-43 westbound) is expected to remain closed much of the day.

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Kalamazoo mayor Bobby Hopewell shared photos and asked us to pass this info:

Everyone please search for alternative routes this morning we have a train derailment at Porter and Willard Ave., Michigan Avenue and Kalamazoo Ave are both blocked due to the development. Avoid the area.

Jessica Wheeler from our news partner WWMT has this facebook live video telling us more.

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