Road remains shut down following train derailment

13News Now Jaclyn Lee has the story

SUFFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- A traffic alert remains in effect, because of a weekend train derailment in Suffolk.

Police say the 300 block of Wellons Street and Saratoga Road along Hall Avenue remains shut down.

We're told the intersection will remain closed as Norfolk Southern tries to figure out what caused the fright train to jump the tracks.

Several cars left the track, causing a coal spill and leaving behind twisted metal.

That spill damaged a small warehouse and a nearby home that now has two broken windows. No one was hurt.

Norfolk Southern spokeswoman Susan Terpay says the train was comprised of 161 coal cars and the company estimates 44 railcars derailed.

The train was headed to Norfolk and the coal was to be exported.

PHOTOS: Norfolk Southern train derails in Suffolk

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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