CSX train hauling coal derails in Newport News

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A CSX train hauling coal derailed in the southern part of Newport News Sunday evening. 

Police say it happened in the 400 block of South Avenue around 6 p.m. 

A CSX spokesperson says a locomotive collided with a loaded coal train on company property inside CSX’s Newport News railyard, causing the train to derail. 

There was a minor fuel spill from the locomotive and CSX personnel and environmental contractors are working to contain it, according to their spokesperson. 

Center Avenue was closed between Warwick Boulevard and Jefferson Avenue because of the incident. 

Amtrak officials say the derailment caused a track closure between Richmond and Newport News, affecting Amtrak trains 99 and 66. 

There were no injuries reported. 

10 On Your Side is working to get more details. Stay on WAVY.com for the latest. 

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