Rock slide derails coal train, shuts down rural road

HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — Officials say a boulder slid off a mountain and rolled onto Kentucky Highway 2007, derailing a CSX coal train Thursday morning. Harlan County Judge-Executive Dan Mosley told the Lexington Herald-Leader that no injuries were reported. CSX says two locomotives and eight cars loaded with coal derailed around 2 a.m., after the rock slide. It’s unclear when the rock slide occurred. Highway 2007 is a rural road connecting Wallins Creek to Coldiron. Mosley says the road is important to the towns’ residents. Department of Highways says the road could be closed for up to a month. Drivers need take KY 219 and KY 3467 as alternative routes.