VIVIAN, W.Va. — Heavy rain has delayed the cleanup of Elkhorn Creek in McDowell County following the derailment of a Norfolk Southern freight train Friday.

Sixteen cars jumped the tracks including a chemical tanker that ruptured spilling liquid asphalt into the creek near Vivian.

The spill was contained in one section of the water. The company will continue working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the cleanup.

Norfolk Southern said Monday there was still no word on what caused the derailment. The company said an investigation and report could take several weeks or months.

The Federal Railroad Administration will publish the investigative report.


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