Canadian National Railway Train Derails Near Conklin, Alberta
Four Canadian National Railway tank cars loaded with crude oil derailed February 15 in the Windell Yard siding near Conklin, between Fort McMurray and Lac La Biche, Alberta. It appears very few people other than CN were aware of the derailment until recently, when the Lac La Biche Post was able to get some limited information.
Although a CN spokesperson said local emergency services were advised of the accident, the Post determined no local emergency services were contacted by CN at the time of the accident.
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