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Oil train wrecks increase pressure for tougher safety rules - SFGate
virginia | Us |
SFGateLess than 48 hours later, a 109-car oil train derailed and caught fire in West Virginia, leaking oil into a Kanawha River tributary and burning a house to its foundation. As the fire spread across 19 of the cars, ... The two accidents follow a [...]
Feb 27, 2015 08:56am | 4 views | source: Yahoo

Expedite standards for more robust oil-tank rail cars, Casey says - Philly
charleston | west virginia |
Casey, in a letter to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), called on the agency to move quickly on its review of newer rail-car standards following the latest oil-train accident and explosion Feb. 16 in West Virginia. &'We want the administrati[...]
Feb 26, 2015 8:44pm | 8 views | source: Google / Philly.com

Amid controversy, oil trains quietly rerouted through Virginia towns
virginia |
Hundreds of communities across the United States have become accustomed to the sight of mile-long oil trains rumbling by in recent years. Pembroke, Virginia, was not one of them, until now. CSX Corp is temporarily rerouting up to five oil trains thro[...]
Feb 26, 2015 5:57pm | 3 views | source: Yahoo

Derailed Train in West Virginia Had Safer Tank Cars - Insurance Journal
charleston | west virginia |
The fiery derailment of a train carrying crude oil in West Virginia earlier this month is one of three in the past year involving tank cars that already meet a higher safety standard than what federal law requires - leading some to suggest even tough[...]
Feb 26, 2015 5:54pm | 9 views | source: Google / Insurance Journal

Overpass collapse victim's fiancee: 'Never leave without saying goodbye' - WLWT Cincinnati
kentucky | I-75 |
WLWT Cincinnati19, hours before the Hopple Street overpass came crashing down onto Interstate 75, making national news, Carl was at Kennedy's basketball game, just like he always was. '?I remember one night, he was working up in West Virginia. Kenned[...]
Feb 26, 2015 04:10am | 19 views | source: Yahoo

W.Va. man killed in Cameron County crash
west virginia | 11 |
By: WJAC Web Staff PORTAGE TWP., Cameron County, Pa. -- A West Virginia man was killed in a two-vehicle crash Thursday in Cameron County. State police said Philip Wagner, 51, died after his pickup truck was hit head-on by a car that had crossed into [...]
Feb 25, 2015 9:25pm | 12 views | source: Yahoo

Person airlifted after rollover tractor-trailer accident; Major traffic delays ... - WPXI Pittsburgh
west virginia | I-70 |
WPXI PittsburghThe accident was reported on I-70 near the 1-mile marker at the West Virginia-Pennsylvania state line. Chopper 11 was there as one person was airlifted from the scene. That person's name and condition have not been released. State poli[...]
Feb 25, 2015 7:02pm | 141 views | source: Yahoo

Tractor-trailer crash reported on I-70 near West Alexander
west virginia | I-70 |
State police are responding to a tractor-trailer crash on Interstate 70 east near the West Alexander exit. The Ohio County, W.Va., sheriff's office is advising motorists to avoid the area as eastbound traffic is backing up.[...]
Feb 25, 2015 10:55am | 64 views | source: Yahoo

Voices around New England - The Providence Journal
new hampshire | Nhight |
The Providence JournalTHE TOWN OF BOOMER, West Virginia, lived up to its name when 26 cars of a 109-tanker car CSX train derailed in the middle of the night, and 19 of them were engulfed in flames, shaking residents out of their sleep and producing h[...]
Feb 25, 2015 09:07am | 3 views | source: Yahoo

West Virginia Train Derailment Raises Safety Concerns Over Crude By Rail
ontario | Highway |
The fiery derailments of two trains carrying crude oil this week are raising fresh concerns about the safety of moving oil by rail. Recent accidents in West Virginia and Ontario come as federal regulators and transportation companies struggle to addr[...]
Feb 25, 2015 05:53am | 11 views | source: Yahoo

Oil tankers in fiery West Virginia crash were built with new safety features
north dakota |
The railroad cars involved in the fiery derailment in West Virginia on Monday were a newer model that was supposed to be safer than older tankers blamed in other recent oil train explosions.[...]
Feb 24, 2015 8:20pm | 17 views | source: Yahoo

Government, industry need to get rid of exploding oil tank cars - San Francisco Chronicle
san francisco | california |
When a train carrying crude oil derailed last week in West Virginia, sending up a fireball that burned for five days, communities on rail lines in California noted that the accident involved the newer - and it was hoped safer - CPC-1232 model tank ca[...]
Feb 24, 2015 5:03pm | 21 views | source: Google / San Francisco Chronicle

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119 |
Sorry, but your browser needs Javascript to use this site. BECKLEY, WEST VIRGINIA / NEW YORK - A CSX Corp. train hauling crude derailed in West Virginia on Monday, setting at least two cars ablaze and forcing the evacuation of two nearby towns in the[...]
Feb 24, 2015 4:42pm | 5 views | source: Yahoo

10 Things You Need to Know for Tuesday - The Reporter
virginia | Street |
The ReporterClean up continues near Mount Carbon, West Virginia, Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, where a train that derailed and sent a tanker with crude oil into the Kanawha River. A full-scale federal investigation of an oil train derailment in southern Wes[...]
Feb 24, 2015 1:14pm | 4 views | source: Yahoo

Latest fiery oil train crash alarms experts - Worcester Telegram
virginia | 6 |
Worcester TelegramBoth the West Virginia accident and the oil train derailment and fire in Ontario involved recently built tank cars that were supposed to be an improvement to a decades-old model in wide use that has proven susceptible to spills, fir[...]
Feb 24, 2015 06:53am | 11 views | source: Yahoo

State seeks more info on risky rail cargo - OCRegister
fullerton | california |
The fiery derailment this month of a train pulling more than a hundred tank cars of crude oil in West Virginia underscored ongoing demands by California officials for more information about hazardous materials moving through the state by rail ...[...]
Feb 23, 2015 06:27am | 27 views | source: Google / OCRegister

OTHER VIEWS: Oil train safety standards are way off track - The Bakersfield Californian
bakersfield | california |
In this case, no one died -- unlike the dramatic 2013 accident that obliterated part of a Quebec town and killed 47 people. In addition, the cars that derailed in West Virginia exceeded government safety standards. So did the cars that toppled off ..[...]
Feb 23, 2015 04:07am | 11 views | source: Google / The Bakersfield Californian

Derailment involving North Dakota crude sparks complaints - Casper Star-Tribune Online
casper | wyoming |
The oil train that exploded in West Virginia met the industry's voluntary 2011 safety standards, but an increase in accidents has the Obama administration considering tougher rules for tank cars - such as thicker tanks, shields to prevent tanks from [...]
Feb 23, 2015 03:17am | 3 views | source: Google / Casper Star-Tribune Online

Large pipelines proposed to carry gas from shale formations
california |
CLEVELAND - The growing supply of natural gas being pulled from the Marcellus and Utica shale regions of Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania has become a potential boon for businesses that build large interstate pipelines and a potential nightmare f[...]
Feb 22, 2015 4:54pm | 10 views | source: Yahoo

Slick roads, poor visibility wreak havoc on Southwest Virginia roads - WDBJ7
raleigh | north carolina |
Her home in North Carolina to be exact. &'I was supposed to be home, but I kind of canceled that because I'm ... Although they were accident free, they passed many who weren't as lucky. &'We've seen tractor trailers jack knifed in the ditch, four by [...]
Feb 22, 2015 05:44am | 22 views | source: Google / WDBJ7

Train carrying 3 million gallons of crude still burning
quebec |
MOUNT CARBON, W.Va. (AP) - Oil cars were still burning more than a day after a train carrying 3 million gallons of North Dakota crude derailed in a West Virginia snowstorm, shooting fireballs into the sky.[...]
Feb 20, 2015 7:19pm | 30 views | source: Yahoo

Grand jury indicts six - Frederick News Post
west virginia | I-70 |
Frederick News Post (subscription)Michael Shawn Snodderly, 38, of Gerrardstown, West Virginia, faces charges of robbery, attempted carjacking, second-degree assault, negligent driving, reckless driving, driving while revoked, driving without a licens[...]
Feb 20, 2015 5:51pm | 16 views | source: Yahoo

Owner of Olean Class Cars dies after Feb. 5 accident in Pa. - Olean Times Herald
portage | michigan |
At the time of the crash, Emporiumbased state police said a car driven by Burgeson was traveling west on Route 120 in Portage Township, Cameron County, while a pickup truck driven by Philip Wagner, 51, from West Virginia, was traveling east. Police .[...]
Feb 20, 2015 1:22pm | 19 views | source: Google / Olean Times Herald

Amid controversy, oil trains quietly rerouted through Virginia towns
ohio | Us |
Hundreds of communities across the United States have become accustomed to the sight of mile-long oil trains rumbling by in recent years. Pembroke, Virginia, was not one of them, until now. CSX Corp is temporarily rerouting up to five oil trains thro[...]
Feb 20, 2015 11:10am | 19 views | source: Yahoo

DANGEROUS CARGO: State seeks train routing information
oregon | Us |
The fiery derailment this week of a train pulling more than a hundred tank cars of crude oil in West Virginia underscored on-going demands by California officials for more information about hazardous materials moving through the state by rail. The...[...]
Feb 20, 2015 10:03am | 12 views | source: Yahoo

Feds: Speed Not A Factor In Oil Train Crash
west virginia | 50 |
Speed doesn't appear to have been a factor in an oil-train derailment in southern West Virginia, a federal transportation official said Thursday. The CSX train was going 33 mph at the time of Monday's crash in the town of Mount Carbon.[...]
Feb 20, 2015 07:00am | 2 views | source: Yahoo

Slick Roads on Interstate 79 Causes Morning Traffic Woes
west virginia | I-79 |
'?A slick Interstate 79 caused headaches'?Friday morning'?for drivers in Marion County.[...]
Feb 20, 2015 05:11am | 40 views | source: Yahoo

Atheist Group Threatens To Sue To Remove Memorial To Public School Teacher ... - The Inquisitr
huntington | west virginia |
Joann Christy had taught at Ravenswood Middle School in Ravenswood, West Virginia, for 26 years until she was killed in a car accident in 2004. After she died, the community raised money to erect a stone memorial to her at the school's entrance ...[...]
Feb 19, 2015 11:26pm | 16 views | source: Google / The Inquisitr

As Extreme Cold Engulfs Eastern US, Fossil Fuel Mishaps Leave Disaster Areas ... - Democracy Now!
massachusetts | 13 |
Democracy Now!The blast in California happened as oil tank cars from a derailed train remained on fire Wednesday in West Virginia, two days after the accident. The derailment forced the evacuation of two towns and destroyed a house. The derailment in[...]
Feb 19, 2015 4:06pm | 15 views | source: Yahoo

West Virginia oil train derailment adds to tanker safety concerns - Minneapolis Star Tribune
lake | west virginia |
The dramatic videos of the West Virginia accident ignited fresh concerns in the Como Lake area of St. Paul, where oil trains pass daily, often blocking traffic. State officials have identified grade crossings there as high risk, and are considering a[...]
Feb 19, 2015 04:14am | 2 views | source: Google / Minneapolis Star Tribune

Tanker cars still burning, burning questions about oil transport - seattlepi
ferndale | washington |
Oil tanker cars, of a supposedly new and safe design, continued to burn Wednesday along a West Virginia river, where 14 cars of a 109-car CSX train carrying Bakken crude oil from North Dakota derailed two days ago in a fiery inferno. The West Virgini[...]
Feb 19, 2015 00:11am | 28 views | source: Google / seattlepi.com (blog)

Bakken crude recent history recounted on Talkline - West Virginia MetroNews
fayette | alabama |
However, that's exactly what happened to 19 of the cars at shortly after 1 p.m. Monday near Montgomery in Fayette County. ... Gold reported incidents in Virginia, Alabama, and in one crash in Canada 47 people were killed in a small town in Quebec.[...]
Feb 18, 2015 10:46pm | 2 views | source: Google / West Virginia MetroNews

Shepherdstown man injured in single-car crash - Herald-Mail Media
west virginia | 50 |
Herald-Mail Media... Office said. Alexander G. Kemnitzer was found trapped in the Chrysler PT Cruiser he was driving in the area of Old Country Club Road around 8:50 p.m., according to the sheriff's office. ... Posted in West virginia on Wednesday, F[...]
Feb 18, 2015 6:36pm | 4 views | source: Yahoo

CSX oil train derailment in West Virginia was 1 of 3 with newer, safer tank cars - Florida Times-Union
akron | ohio |
In this Monday, Feb. 16, 2015 photo provided by WCHS-TV, fire burns at the scene of a train derailment, near Mount Carbon, W.Va. Fires burned for nearly nine hours after the train carrying more than 100 tankers of crude oil derailed in a snowstorm ..[...]
Feb 18, 2015 4:56pm | 23 views | source: Google / Florida Times-Union

Older West Virginia Reports by Our Users

down to one lane
Triadelphia | West Virginia | Exit 11 70e
traffic back up for miles over left lane closure... Move right ;)[...]
Feb 25, 2015 6:31pm | By SouthernBell CapeCodder | 12 views |

traffic jam
Inwood | West Virginia | I-81 N
Traffic stand still[...]
Feb 22, 2015 8:40pm | By j | 53 views |

Morgantown | West Virginia | I-79 N
Been sitting in stand still traffic for about 10 minutes already. Anyone know the problem? I missed my opportunity to turn around at the uturn. [...]
Feb 20, 2015 12:59pm | By Dave | 96 views | 1

west Virginia turnpike
Charleston | West Virginia | Maccorkle Ave
Tanker turned over on west Virginia turnpike just after get on turnpike going south. many cars off on side of road.[...]
Feb 16, 2015 3:27pm | By anonymous | 38 views |

Standstill, no movement
Barboursville | West Virginia | I-64w
Traffic at a standatill, law enforcement on scene.[...]
Feb 12, 2015 2:28pm | By jimcar | 481 views |

Stand still traffic
Charles Town | West Virginia | Going Towards Charles Town
Bad accident just up past Augustine ave in Charles town off of 340[...]
Feb 09, 2015 1:56pm | By Stacy | 79 views |

standstill .. 2 or 3 wrecked cars into the guardrail
Huntington | West Virginia | Hey 64 West
Hwy 64[...]
Jan 26, 2015 12:45pm | By Dixiebtchez | 50 views |

Ona | West Virginia | I-64 W
I64 wb at east mile rd is a parking lot. No traffic is moving[...]
Jan 23, 2015 07:21am | By jcook6198 | 108 views |

Both lanes I-77
Kenna | West Virginia | I-77 S
Traffic stopped both lanes northbound.Why ?[...]
Jan 18, 2015 4:31pm | By Bakes | 859 views | 35

Standstill 81 South
Inwood | West Virginia | I-81 N
I have been sitting in traffic on 81 South since 9:50...2 miles from Tabler Station Exit.....Almost a complete standstill...it is now 11:02 pm. It is still a complete standstill.[...]
Jan 15, 2015 11:05pm | By Christy | 123 views | 1

standstill for miles
Martinsburg | West Virginia | I-81 S
Two semis are turned over on 81 southbound, back up goes nearly to Martinsburg. Avoid it at all costs, looks like its been unmoving for a half hour and cars are turned off. [...]
Jan 15, 2015 9:50pm | By emmy | 185 views |

bad wreck sandstone mtn
Shady Spring | West Virginia | Mary Draper Ingles Bridge
Traffic is at a stand still. Wreck on nth somewhere[...]
Jan 14, 2015 08:32am | By kay | 71 views |

Movement at Exit 1
Princeton | West Virginia | I-77
After 15 min standstill, traffic is beginning to move[...]
Dec 30, 2014 3:09pm | By Keyeakman | 85 views | 1

Stopped traffic for more then 5 miles
Nitro | West Virginia | I-64 Heading Towards Huntington
There was a tractor trailer wreck that occurred around 10:30 on i-64 the semi fliped over on its side on the nitro bridge that caused traffic to be stopped for around 2 hours there was no major injuries and the crash is still under investigation the [...]
Dec 28, 2014 2:20pm | By Rick | 79 views |

Bridgeport | West Virginia | I-79n
Couple police cars and traffic slowing[...]
Dec 26, 2014 6:46pm | By Red Belly Rooster Auction | 39 views |

standstill for miles
Bruceton Mills | West Virginia | Old Rt 73
Stand still traffic in both lanes[...]
Dec 19, 2014 10:25pm | By nin | 177 views |

great traveling
Charleston | West Virginia | Summers Ave
Temp 42 cloudy roads dry light traffic[...]
Dec 14, 2014 10:51am | By Lori Novak | 32 views |

Charleston | West Virginia | Washington St E
Traffic is at a standstill on 64 west.[...]
Dec 11, 2014 9:16pm | By anonymous | 27 views |

Accident with loss of life.
Inwood | West Virginia | I-81 S
Total traffic standstill for the past hour. [...]
Nov 23, 2014 8:18pm | By anonymous | 1712 views | 23

Triadelphia | West Virginia | Cabela Dr
Why is traffic backed up? [...]
Nov 22, 2014 11:57am | By mike | 44 views |

Not moving
Morgantown | West Virginia | I-68 W
Traffics barely moving[...]
Nov 17, 2014 09:22am | By Sue | 78 views |

Traffic report 68 west
Bruceton Mills | West Virginia | I-68 W
Standstill for 1hour 20 minutes rt 68 west just east of washington pa[...]
Nov 13, 2014 9:15pm | By anonymous | 183 views |

Standstill at 8:00pm mile marker 160
Asbury | West Virginia | I-64 E
Standstill traffic 64east[...]
Nov 07, 2014 8:40pm | By anonymous | 63 views |

stand still
Kenna | West Virginia | I-77 S
Stand still traffic[...]
Oct 08, 2014 9:53pm | By mabird | 72 views |

Kenna | West Virginia | I-77 S
Traffic hasn't m[...]
Oct 08, 2014 9:32pm | By jess | 62 views | 2

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