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Coal train derails near Fredricksburg

A freight train derailment in the Fredericksburg area has caused Virginia transportation officials to close one westbound lane of Route 3, also known as Kings Highway, near the Ferry Farm Wal-Mart, Virginia Department of Transportation officials said.

The rail tracks run along the road, which will remain partially closed until after all cleanup efforts are complete, VDOT said.

No one was injured when five cars in a 100-car freight train carrying coal derailed around 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, CSX spokesman Gary Sease said. Three of the five cars did flip over and an investigation into what went wrong is underway, he said.

The train came in from West Virginia and was heading to a utility company in the Fredericksburg area, Sease said.

-- Jennifer Buske

By Michael Bolden  | July 6, 2010; 7:31 PM ET
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