Train derailed in Chesapeake, spills fuel into waterway

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March 28, 2010

1:35 PM

According to an article in the Daily Press, the Intracoastal Waterway in Chesapeake was closed Friday due to diesel fuel spilled into the water by a derailed train that was hanging over the trestle.

According to a spokesman for the U.S. Coast Guard, the train was carrying 1,700 gallons of diesel fuel when it derailed for unknown causes at 5 a.m. at the intersection of Centreville and Mount Pleasant Road, spilling 550 gallons of fuel into the water which have since been recovered. Traffic has been closed on the waterway between the Great Lock Bridge and Centreville Parkway.

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