CSX Empty Coal Train Derails in West Virginia

No injuries have been reported in a CSX derailment in West Virginia that sent 10 empty coal hoppers and two locomotive off the tracks.

The accident occurred along the New River and CSX said a rockslide may have triggered the derailment.

The accident just south of the Thayer Post Office Road in Thurmond.

Officials said there is a risk of leaking diesel fuel because one of the locomotives landed on its side. The nose of a locomotive was reported to be in the river.

The train with two locomotives and 97 cars was bound for Hutchinson, West Virginia.

The rail line is a former Chesapeake & Ohio route. Heavy rains, wind and a sudden drop in temperatures had struck on Sunday the area where the derailment occurred.

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