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UPDATE: Train derails in Kanawha County, crossings reopened

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  • UPDATE: Route 2 now open following tractor trailer accident

    UPDATE: Route 2 now open following tractor trailer accident

    Monday, August 25 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-08-25 20:00:48 GMT
    A tractor trailer is blocking part of Route 2. The road is closed until further notice. Drivers heading in both direction are being asked to use the Big Ben Bowen Highway connector by Target to get around.
    A tractor trailer is blocking part of Route 2. The road is closed until further notice. Drivers heading in both direction are being asked to use the Big Ben Bowen Highway connector by Target to get around.

UPDATE:

Hollow, Miami Hill, Sharon Hill, and Joliet Road crossings have all reopened.

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Twelve coal cars have derailed at Cabin Creek.  Four railroad crossings are blocked: Hollow, Miami Hill, Sharon Hill, and Joliet Road in Kanawha County.

Several hundred homes have been affected from the blocked crossings.

According to workers the crossings are likely to be closed the rest of the day.