Train derails; leaks oil near Sask. town
Sep 25, 2013 / 1:49 pm
A westbound CN train has derailed just west of Landis.
RCMP were called to the scene just before 5:00 a.m. In a press release, RCMP said 17 cars have gone off the rails, including one that’s leaking oil. Hazmat crews have been brought in to contain and clean up the spill. How much oil was leaked is still unknown at this time.
The derailment also caused a small grass fire, and fire crews from Wilkie and Biggar were on the scene and have already put out the blaze. No train cars were burned in the fire.
It’s unknown what caused the train to jump the tracks, but because the derailment happened mid-train, there were no other vehicles involved. RCMP also confirmed there were no injuries.
The train was carrying grain, tanker cars with ethanol and other chemicals, as well as other cargo cars.
As a precaution, school has been canceled in Landis today.
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