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Train Derails In Louisa

By: Venton D. Blandin
By: Venton D. Blandin

August 30, 2005

Officials in Louisa County are on the scene of a train derailment.

A spokesperson with the Louisa County Sheriff's Department said a train carrying gravel and clay overturned on Fredericksburg Avenue near Main Street around 10:00 a.m. Tuesday morning.

The train partly owned by Buckingham Branch Railroad and CSX was on its way to Doswell, Virginia. There were no hazardous materials on the four cars which overturned, or any of the other twelve forming the train.

The are no injuries reported. The site of the derailment should clear by 8:00 p.m. Tuesday night. A major concern is the flow of traffic when schools in the town of Louisa release students this afternoon.


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