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Train carrying crude oil derails in Lynchburg, VA

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A train has derailed in Lynchburg in the area of Depot Grille .

There are extensive flames and smoke. Depot Grille is near Amazement Square.

It is a CSX train that derailed. The train was carrying crude oil. At least three tanker cars breached and 13 to 14 tanker cars were involved.

The City of Lynchburg is asking people to avoid the downtown area.

There are no further details at this time.

Here is the news release from the City of Lynchburg:

Lynchburg Police and Fire Department personnel are on the scene of a train derailment in downtown Lynchburg (near Depot Grille). There are extensive flames and smoke. Both motorists and pedestrians are cautioned to avoid the area until further notice.

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