CN freight train derails west of Hope


Photos and video shot by travellers passing the scene on the Trans Canada Highway west of Hope show as many as 20 cars piled and crumpled next to the tracks.

“Preliminary information indicates that at least 20 railcars carrying potash derailed off of a rail bridge. CN’s team of environmental experts as well as third party contractors are also responding as several of the cars derailed into an adjacent body of water. There are no injuries, fires, or dangerous goods reported to be involved at this time,” CN Rail said in a statement. “CN would like to apologize for the inconvenience caused by this incident and thank the first responders present at the scene. The cause of the incident is under investigation.”

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