CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Kingsland Road is closed for several hours after a CSX train derails in Chesterfield.
It happened shortly before 1 a.m. Chesterfield police tell 8News no one was hurt. The conductor was the only one on the train at the time.
Three trains jumped the tracks. Crews will need to use cranes to lift them back up.
The road will be closed until cleanup is finished. It could take up to 12 hours.
In a statement, CSX said the train consisted of two locomotives and 100 total rail cars. the Cause of the derailment is under investigation.
“Overnight, a CSX train derailed three rail cars near Kingsland Road and Firethorne Lane in Richmond, VA. There were no injuries to the crew, no leaks or spills. The derailed cars remain upright and inline. Kingsland Road is currently closed. Detour routes are in place and Chesterfield County Police are helping to reroute traffic. CSX contractors are on site working on recovery efforts to fully restore the area. CSX appreciates the swift response and support of Chesterfield County first responders.” — CSX