Major Train Derailment Near Nipigon Leaks Propane
Twenty-two Canadian Pacific Railway cars derailed this morning between Nipigon and Schreiber about 45 km east of Nipigon, Ontario (CBC News, CTV News). Seven derailed cars were loaded with propane – a dangerous good – and one of them is leaking. Highway 17 between Schreiber and the Highway 11/17 junction is being closed for about 24 hours by the Ontario Provincial Police as a precaution because the highway runs close to the rail line.
A Hazmat Unit from CP Rail will assess the site before clean up can begin. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is sending 2 investigators to the scene.
A Canadian National Railway train derailed only 4 days earlier in Thunder Bay, Ontario.