Two freight cars fell into the Potomac River early Saturday morning after a derailment on a bridge near Harpers Ferry in West Virginia, officials said.
No injuries were reported. The conductor was the only person on board, emergency services reported. The CSX freight train was heading towards Maryland when it derailed around 2:46 a.m., authorities said.
#Breaking Video: CSX FREIGHT TRAIN DERAILMENT in #HarpersFerry on the Winchester & Potomac Railroad Bridge @ 3:30AM, NO injuries, locomotive remained on track. Recovery crews are working to secure dangling train cars #BreakingNews @nbcwashington @TomLynch_ pic.twitter.com/fhflDZNb9f
— Brad Freitas (@Chopper4Brad) December 21, 2019
CSX reported that all five cars were empty and there were no hazardous materials released as a result of the derailment. The National Park Service in Harpers Ferry reported that the walking path across the Potomac, which is part of the bridge, has been closed due to the accident, WTOP reported.