Rock slide damages train tracks in southern West Virginia


BORDERLAND, W.Va. (AP) — Norfolk Southern says a rock slide has temporarily closed tracks in both directions in southern West Virginia.

The railroad says the rock slide was reported at 2:45 a.m. Monday in the town of Borderland, north of Williamson. It says trains operating between Williamson and Portsmouth, Ohio, would experience delays until crews cleared the tracks.

The Williamson Daily News (http://bit.ly/1X5iMUR) reports both the northbound and southbound tracks were damaged.

The railroad says the cleanup was expected to be finished by Monday night.

Norfolk Southern uses the line for shipments between Norfolk, Virginia, and Columbus, Ohio.

Heavy rains fell in the area over the weekend and more downpours occurred Monday.

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Information from: Williamson Daily News, http://www.williamsondailynews.com/

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