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Train derails in Richmond

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Posted at 10:32 AM, Jun 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-09 11:39:02-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- An investigation is underway to determine what caused a CSX train to derail in Richmond.

Fire crews were called to Tredegar Street in Richmond at about 6:50 p.m. Tuesday.

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Once on scene, they reported 16 cars of a CSX freight train went off the track, according to a Richmond Fire spokesperson.

"No injuries were reported. Our crews, fortunately, found no hazards," the spokesperson wrote in a tweet.

A CSX spokesperson confirmed the train was headed to Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

Three of the derailed cars were empty, CSX spokesperson Sheriee Bowman wrote in an email. The others carried paperboard and rock.

"There were no reported injuries, no leaks or spills of any freight and no waterways are impacted," Bowman said. "The safety of our employees and the community are our top priority as we work to restore the area."

The impacted area was near Texas Beach and the North Bank Trail, according to the fire department.

"At this time, none of the trails have been closed," Parks, Recreation, and Community Facilities spokesperson Tamara Jenkins said.

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can email newstips@wtvr.com to send a tip.