HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — Officials say a boulder slid off a mountain and rolled onto Kentucky Highway 2007, derailing a CSX coal train Thursday morning.
CSX says two locomotives and eight cars loaded with coal derailed around 2 a.m. Thursday near the town of Coldiron in Harlan County. It happened along Highway 2007 on the east side of town.
Harlan County Judge-Executive Dan Mosley told the Lexington Herald-Leader that no injuries were reported.
Drone video and images captured by Harlan County resident Robert Scott shows just how close the train came to strking a nearby house.
Department of Highways says the road could be closed for up to a month. Highway 2007 is a rural road connecting Wallins Creek to Coldiron. Mosley says the road is important to the towns’ residents.
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