A freight train derailed at Cesar Chavez Parkway and Harbor Drive, closing the main route in Barrio Logan for about 12 hours.
An investigation has been launched to determine what caused the BNSF freight train to derail around 10 p.m. Wednesday, a company supervisor told NBC 7.
The train was supposed to deliver cars to Clovis, New Mexico but never left the train yard off Cesar Chavez Parkway.
Rail crews removed wheels that had unhinged off the train, then used a crane to get the freight car back upright. Crews are now working to fix the broken tracks.
The road reopened to traffic around 9 a.m. Thursday, three hours earlier than expected.
No one was injured. Toyota said that eight of its cars were damaged in the derailment.
According to Federal Railroad Administration’s website, BNSF Railway Company has had 116 derailments this year. In 2013, there were 118 and 111 in 2012.
In comparison, Union Pacific RR Co. has had 146 derailments this year.
There have been 18 derailments in California this year among all the major railroad companies.