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Derailment, cars in lake

UPDATE: 6:50 a.m.

CN spokeswoman Kate Fenske says a derailed train north of Pemberton was hauling wood pulp.

She says some cars are partially in the water and nine box cars remain on the lake embankment.

Crews and equipment continue to arrive to carry out the cleanup.

Fenske says it's not known when the tracks will reopen, but it's expected work will continue through the day.

The cause of the derailment is under investigation.

– The Canadian Press

 


ORIGINAL: 6:15 a.m.

Crews responded to a train derailment north of Pemberton on Wednesday.

Several rail cars went off the tracks along the shores of Gates Lake, some ending up in the water.

The CN freight train derailed about 4:15 p.m. It was carrying wood products.

No dangerous goods were involved, and no injuries were reported.

– with files from CTV Vancouver



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