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Railroad crossings reopened after train derailment in Dawes

By Staff reports

DAWES, W.Va. -- All railroad crossings have reopened from a coal train derailment Tuesday morning in Dawes.The derailment in Eastern Kanawha County closed several roads and railroad crossings for much of the day.

The wheels of about 10 coal cars left the tracks on Joliet Road, not far from Sharon Dawes Elementary School, shortly after 9 a.m., according to Kanawha County Metro 911 dispatchers.

Railroad crews closed four crossings, at Dawes Hollow, Miami Hill, Sharon Hill and Joliet Road, until about 4:30 p.m. Dispatchers warned drivers about heavy equipment near the crossings.

Students at other Kanawha County schools who live along Cabin Creek were to be taken to Sharon Dawes Elementary, where they were to stay until parents picked them up, according to Metro 911.


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