Train derails near neighborhood

Published 5:28 pm Monday, May 7, 2018

Suffolk police and firefighters are on the scene of a train derailment near the 300 block of Baron Boulevard at Shoulders Hill Road, according to a city press release.

The derailment was reported at 4:11 p.m. A total of eight cars and one engine were involved, according to a city press release, and the cause is not currently known.

There were no injuries and no hazardous materials involved, and no evacuations were required, according to the press release.


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Nansemond Parkway remains open, and detour signs are being set up to detour traffic through the Suffolk Meadows neighborhood, the press release stated.

Commonwealth Railway Inc. will handle the cleanup.