TAZEWELL, VA (WVNS) — A train operating with Norfolk Southern was reported to be derailed from the railroad tracks in Tazewell County, Virginia.
Train cargo cars were scattered along the train tracks near Puritan Road in Bluefield, Virginia. Several cars parked along the sides of the tracks have been hit and damaged.
This morning one of our intermodal trains derailed thirty cars near Bluefield. A small number of those derailed cars were categorized as hazmat (majority of which were actually empty) but none of them spilled anything. Our hazmat crews are on-site simply as a matter of procedure. Otherwise, crews are currently on-site re-railing the train to get it moving again.Connor Spielman – Norfolk Southern Media Relations Manager
According to Tazewell County dispatchers, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and Bluefield Fire Department are on site assisting. Department of Environmental Quality has reported there is no evident chemical spill in the area. No injuries have been reported.
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