Roads reopen after overnight train derailment in Roanoke

A train derailment in Roanoke along U.S. Highway 377 has closed rail crossings from Byron Nelson Boulevard south to city limits, Tuesday morning.

The Roanoke Fire Department said three cars loaded with coal and a locomotive derailed at about 3:30 a.m. There are no reported injuries and crews are working to clear the scene according to the fire department.

At about 8:30 a.m. the crossings were reopened and at about 9:21 a.m. southbound 377 was reopened except for one lane that remained closed between Houston and Main.

Roanoke Police said drivers should expect delays and seek alternate routes.

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