Quantcast

Southwest Va. rail line reopens after derailment - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather

Southwest Va. rail line reopens after derailment

Posted: Updated:

WYTHEVILLE, Va. (AP) - A rail line through southwest Virginia is back in business after a Norfolk Southern derailment left 14 cars off the track.

Norfolk Southern spokesman Robin Chapman said Wednesday the line re-opened shortly before midnight Tuesday. The derailment late Monday in Wytheville (WITH'-vihl) involved a three-engine, 33-car train en route from Louisville, Kentucky, to the Port of Virginia.

There were no injuries and state environmental officials said there was no evidence of any spills.

Wythe County spokesman Jeremy T.K. Farley said crews worked Wednesday to remove the wreckage from the derailment, which scattered vehicle carriers around the tracks. Two cars were also carrying other cargo.

Norfolk Southern said it is investigating the cause of the derailment.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WVIR. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.