Oil train derails in Fayette County causing explosion, tanker cars in Kanawha River
via Metro News, audio at the link
MOUNT CARBON, W.Va. — Multiple tanker cars of a crude oil train derailed Monday afternoon near Mount Carbon in Fayette County. Some of those cars went into the Kanawha River and are on fire. The derailment caused an explosion and the resulting fire destroyed at least one residence.The CSX train jumped the tracks at about 1:20.see also:
FAYETTE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ News) 2/16/15 -- A train derailment has prompted an evacuation just east of Montgomery.
According to 911 dispatchers, a train has derailed at Adena Village near Deep Water, near the Fayette-Kanawha line.
Right now, a mile and a half around the derailment is being evacuated by emergency crews, according to 911 dispatchers.
The Fayette County Sheriff's Department says a shelter has been opened at Valley High School. There will be transport for residents around 4 p.m.
Kanawha County 911 dispatchers tell WSAZ the train is carrying crude oil and several of the cars are in the river. 911 dispatchers say there was an explosion that caught a few homes on fire. WSAZ has also learned several train cars are also on fire.
Emergency crews say water systems from Montgomery, downstream have been notified to close their intakes. Crews also urge anyone who lives in a community with an independent water system, to conserve water...... more here