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CSX Train Derails in New Martinsville; No Gas Leaks or Injuries


Updated at 3:12 p.m. on Dec. 24, 2015

Officials say no one was injured after a train that was carrying propane derailed in West Virginia.

CSX Spokeswoman Melanie Cost said six CSX train cars ran off the tracks in New Martinsville early Thursday and four of the cars fell on their sides.


New Martinsville Fire Chief Larry Couch said there was no damage to the cars. No propane, also known as liquefied petroleum gas, was released.


Couch said there’s no danger to the public.


Cost said the cause of the derailment remains under investigation. She said it occurred inside a rail yard and officials are unsure when the tracks will be reopened.


New Martinsville is located along the Ohio River, about 50 miles south of Wheeling, West Virginia.