Norfolk Southern train damaged after hitting fallen tree in Altavista

Crash happened 6:30 p.m. Friday


ALTVAVISTA – The National Weather Service reports a Norfolk Southern train in Altavista hit a fallen tree on the railroad tracks Friday evening.

The crash happened around 6:30 p.m. near 16th Street in Altavista. According to the NWS, a large hardwood tree fell due to thunderstorm and wind damage. The crash caused significant damage to the engine, disabling the locomotive.

No injuries were reported.

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