A CSX train derailed this morning near Rhode Island Avenue and 9th Street, NE. Fire & EMS, MPD and other first responders are at the scene now, responding to the incident. Please avoid the area and, if you are already in the area, follow the instructions of first responders.
On behalf of the the Mayor’s Office of Community Relations and Services, Ed Doxen and Malik Williams are on the scene to share the most up-to-date information with residents near the area. Jackie Reyes from the Office of Latino Affairs and I are reaching out to the Churches in the area.
Metro service on the red line has been impacted, and WMATA is providing updates. We know that there are a number of churches in the nearby area, and we are working to find out if any Sunday services will be impacted.
We will provide updates as they become available. Please share this information with Churches and if I can assist in anyway please let me know.
Best and Stay Safe,
Rev. Donald Isaac
Director Of Religious Affairs
202 – 427-7620