UPDATE: Rail line reopens, derailment cleanup continues - WVVA TV Bluefield Beckley WV News, Weather and Sports

UPDATE: Rail line reopens, derailment cleanup continues

ROCK (WVVA) - A section of rail line closed by a derailment has reopend, NS spokesperson Robin Chapman tells WVVA News.

Crews are still on scene working to clean up the mess. Twelve cars carrying coal left the tracks Tuesday night, with several going over an embankment.


ROCK (WVVA) - Crews were at the site of a train derailment in a remote area of Mercer County Wednesday.

The derailment occurred Tuesday night in the Rock area -- near Montcalm -- across from Route 71.

Robin Chapman with Norfolk-Southern tells WVVA News that the train was headed east to Norfolk around 11: 15 p.m. when the accident occurred.

The train was hauling coal at the time of the derailment. Twelve cars were involved, with some some completely leaving the tracks and going over an embankment.

No injuries were reported. Chapman says the line is expected to back in service by Thursday.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

WVVA News will provide more details as it becomes available.
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