17 CN rail cars derail near Biggar



17 CN rail cars derail near Biggar

Canadian National Railway Co. crews are on the scene of a 17-container train derailment near Biggar. Officials report no injuries or spills.

Photograph by: Don Healy , Leader-Post files

REGINA — A CN train derailment near Biggar involving 17 rail cars has temporarily shut down operations on the carrier’s main line.

At 8:40 a.m. Thursday, the westbound locomotive and 17 containers behind it went off the tracks and landed upright about five kilometres west of the central Saskatchewan town.

CN spokeswoman Emily Hamer said there were no injuries or spills. She added the containers were carrying a “variety of consumer and household products”, but did not elaborate.

Canadian National Railway Co. crews are currently on the scene working to resume operations.

“The incident is under investigation, and we expect the tracks to be cleared overnight,” Hamer said.

Biggar is located about 95 km west of Saskatoon.


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