No Injuries in CSX Kentucky Derailment

No injuries were reported after a CSX train struck a boulder and derailed on Thursday in Harlan County, Kentucky.

The boulder fell from a cliff facing the adjacent Kentucky Route 2007 between Wallins and Coldiron.

Two locomotives and eight rail cars derailed during the incident, which occurred at 2:09 a.m.

A CSX spokeswoman said no leaks or spills into waterways occurred.

A state transportation department spokesman said the highway is likely to be closed for nearly a month as workers clear the rockslide, which narrow missed striking a house.

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