UPDATE: Route 75 in Wayne County Reopened After Train Derailment

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

UPDATE 10/1/12 @ 6:15 p.m.
WAYNE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Traffic along Route 75 in Wayne County is once again moving in both directions.

A derailed train on the Norfolk & Southern Line has been moved out of the way of traffic.

"It's just been sitting there," says William Wright who lives nearby. "I have no idea what the problem it. It's a waste of time sitting here."

That was the concern through late Monday afternoon. There were no signs warning travelers the train crossing the road was disabled.

An email sent Monday afternoon to WSAZ from Norfolk & Southern confirmed 17 of the 110 coal cars on that train had derailed. None of the coal cars lost their load, and no coal was spilled.

For people who drive along that stretch of Route 75 and are familiar with the area, the tracks are right behind Rocky Top Pizza.

UPDATE 10/1/12 @ 12:45 p.m.
WAYNE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Crews are working the railroad tracks trying to get a train back on track, literally.

The train, with some cars hauling coal, is at a standstill at Old Spring Valley Road at Route 75, in Wayne County, W.Va.

People who live nearby, say the railroad crossing has been blocked since Sunday.

"We sent a text alert to our staff and notified the bus garage" says Patsy Crisel, the Assistant Principal at Buffalo Elementary School.
"Parents should expect children to possibly get home 15 minutes, or more, later than normal if the crossing is still blocked when the bell rings, this afternoon."

As of Noon, WSAZ had not heard back from representatives at Norfolk Southern.

Bill Murray will have more details tonight on WSAZ's First at Five.

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest information.

ORIGINAL STORY 10/1/12 @ 1:45 a.m.
WAYNE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A train sitting on the tracks in the middle of the road is causing a headache for Wayne County drivers.

Dispatchers say the train has been sitting on the tracks along Old Spring Valley Road since 9 a.m. Sunday.

All WSAZ.com has been told is that it probably will not be moved by Monday morning and may cause traffic problems.

School buses are being rerouted.

No word on way the train is not moving at this time.

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest information.

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