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Crews continue to work on a train derailment that occurred Sunday morning

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GLEN JEAN, WV (WOAY)- Crews are continuing to work on a CSX train that was derailed Sunday morning near the Fayette Station area of New River Gorge National River.

 

Reports from CSX indicate that eight cars carrying coal were involved in the incident, with some spillage of coal fines, or coal sized between one-eighth and one-sixteenth of an inch, into Marr Branch, a tributary of the New River that flows in just below Fayette Station.

 

Resource managers from the park surveyed the site for potential resource damage and noted containment efforts underway by CSX that included silt fencing to catch any new contaminants that might enter the water.

 

Luckily, no fuel leakage was involved in the incident and there were no injuries.



Daniella Hankey

Good Morning West Virginia! Daniella Hankey is the Morning and Noon newscast Anchor. Daniella joined Newswatch as a Multi-Media journalist and quickly moved her way up to an Anchor. Before landing in the beautiful Mountain State, Daniella called her home Orlando, Florida. Armed with a major in Communications and Media Studies and a minor in Education, Daniella relocated to further her career. During her time at Stetson, she covered several big stories on and off campus including the June 2016 Pulse Night Club shooting and Hurricane Matthew. She worked as a news anchor and reporter for her college news station and enjoyed an internship in productions at PBS. Her love for journalism started in high school when she was selected as a Bright House Varsity Reporter as well as the school anchor. When Daniella is not working, you can find her exploring West Virginia especially the Greenbrier and engaging with community members. As a morning anchor, Daniella loves putting a smile on viewers faces in the morning and informing them of community events. If you have any story ideas or news tips, please email Daniella at dhankey@woay.com. You can also follow Daniella on Facebook at DaniellaHankeyTV.


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