Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

CABIN CREEK DERAILMENT ; Seven Cars Jump Track; Cleanup Expected to Take 2 to 3 Days

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

CABIN CREEK DERAILMENT ; Seven Cars Jump Track; Cleanup Expected to Take 2 to 3 Days

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A train hauling coal overturned in the eastern part of Kanawha County Thursday evening, blocking the road for about two hours. The derailment happened just after 5 p.m. near the intersection of Cabin Creek Road and Ronda Road. The train, which has 150 cars and is 8,000 feet long, was carrying 21,000 tons of coal from a Black Hawk Mining site to Handley when it derailed, conductor David Fleck said.

"We don't know what the circumstances are that led to it, Fleck said.

Approximately seven of the cars left the track, he said. Four cars were overturned. Cabin Creek Road reopened around 7:30 p.m., after the crew removed the cars blocking the roadway.

Fleck said he's not sure how long it will take for crews to remove the wrecked portion of the train.

"I'd say a minimum of two days, he said. …

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