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Crews cleaning up 14-car derailment in Va.

Updated Tuesday, July 15, 2014 | 6:37 a.m.

WYTHEVILLE, Va. (AP) — Crews are working to get a Louisville-to-Norfolk freight train back on track after 14 rail cars derailed in southwest Virginia.

The Norfolk Southern derailment Monday night in Wytheville (WITH'-vihl) did not injure anyone and state environmental officials said Tuesday there's no evidence of any spills.

The train included three engines and 33 cars carrying cargo primarily destined for export from the Port of Virginia.

Norfolk Southern spokesman Robin Chapman said 12 derailed cars were auto carriers and two were container cars. He did not immediately know the contents of the container cars.

Wythe County spokesman Jeremy T.K. Farley said officials at the scene concluded the cargo was fingernail polish, which he said is classified as a low-level hazard.

Chapman said the National Transportation Safety Board was investigating.