Norfolk Southern train en route to Bristol derails in Wythe County


RURAL RETREAT, Va. (WJHL) – A Norfolk Southern Railway spokesperson tells News Channel 11 that a train en route to Bristol derailed in Rural Retreat, Wythe County on Saturday.

We’re told the derailment happened around 3:30 p.m. involving 15 empty intermodal cars.

The train was running from Roanoke to Bristol at the time of the derailment.

Norfolk Southern tells us there are no injuries and clean up is still underway.

No word yet on why the train derailed.

This is a developing story. Stay with News Channel 11 for updates.

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