Train derailment shuts down Rt. 52

Published: Dec. 2, 2022 at 7:45 AM EST
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UPDATE: Connor Spielmaker of Norfolk Southern reports that the tracks opened back up for train traffic on Saturday Dec. 3. He said it may take months to find the cause of the incident.

HANOVER, W.Va. (WVVA) - Wyoming County dispatch confirmed that a train derailed early Friday morning, shutting down Rt. 52.

According to 911 operators, it happened around at 3:35 a.m. in Hanover, W.Va.

Right now, Route 52 is closed down until further notice to allow emergency crews to work.

The Hanover Fire Department, Coal Mountain Fire Department, and the Department of Highways are all on scene.

At this time, dispatch said no injuries have been reported.