Freight train carrying crude oil derails in East Chicago, streets block at Chicago Ave, Indianapolis Blvd.

EAST CHICAGO, Ind. -- A freight train carrying crude oil derailed Wednesday in East Chicago, Indiana.

The CSX train derailed about 5:20 p.m. in the 4600 block of Euclid Avenue, East Chicago and CSX police said.

About 18 tankers containing crude oil came off the tracks, CSX police said. Hazmat crews were called to the scene.

No injuries were reported, officials said. None of the tankers spilled any oil.

Euclid Avenue is closed between 144th Street and Chicago Avenue, and police are asking drivers to avoid the area.

The cause of the derailment remains under investigation.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire - Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2020.)