Railroad Tracks Slip over Riverbank in Wayne County

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

WAYNE, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Two sets of railroad tracks are missing on a busy section of coal carrying tracks in Wayne County.

The slip is on Norfolk Southern tracks about a half mile south of Docks Creek Road along U.S. 52 (Tolsia Highway).

Railroad crews are working around the clock repairing the two sets of tracks that have slipped down the banks of the Big Sandy Rive.

About 40 feet of the two tracks are completely missing where the slip occurred sometime over the weekend.

Trucks and trains are bringing in tons of rock to fill in and support the hillside where the slip happened.

Norfolk Southern workers at the scene had no comment on the slip, or the repairs taking place.

U.S.52 (Tolsia Highway) is open, but traffic is moving slowly through that area.

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