Virginia rail line reopens after derailment

This photo provided by the Wythe County public information officer, Jeremy T.K. Farley, shows the scene after 14 railroad cars derailed in Wytheville, Va., on Monday, July 14, 2014. No injuries were immediately reported. (AP Photo/Wythe County, Jeremy T.K. Farley)
This photo provided by the Wythe County public information officer, Jeremy T.K. Farley, shows the scene after 14 railroad cars derailed in Wytheville, Va., on Monday, July 14, 2014. No injuries were immediately reported. (AP Photo/Wythe County, Jeremy T.K. Farley)

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 that the line re-opened shortly before midnight Tuesday. The derailment late Monday in Wytheville 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 says crews worked Wednesday to remove the wreckage from the derailment, which scattered vehicle carriers around the tracks. Two cars were also carrying other cargo.

The Federal Railroad Administration and Norfolk Southern are investigating the cause of the derailment.

 

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