Coal train cars derail in Chesapeake

Coal train cars derail in Chesapeake

Credit: Jason Walsh,13News Now

Coal train cars derail in Chesapeake

Print
Email
|

by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on March 14, 2014 at 9:04 AM

Updated Friday, Mar 14 at 10:56 AM

CHESAPEAKE -- Several train cars derailed in Chesapeake Friday morning.

It happened as the coal train reached the crossing on Shell Rd. and S. Military Hwy around 5 a.m. after leaving Dominion Power property.

Norfolk Southern spokesperson Robin Chapman told WVEC.com that four empty coal cars derailed, where Dominion’s track joins Norfolk Southern’s at Shell Road.

"One of the two main line tracks is fouled by the derailed cars, but the other track is open, with no delays to trains," Chapman said.

Dominion spokeswoman Bonita Billingsley Harris told WVEC.com that Dominion employees were moving empty rail cars after unloading coal and pushed the cars beyond a rail switch. That caused the derailment.

No one was injured.

The derailment caused some traffic problems until Norfolk Southern personnel arrived and manually raised the gates, said Officer Kelly O'Sullivan.

A crane was brought in to lift the coal cars back into place.

 

Print
Email
|