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VIDEO: CN Train Derails South of Winnipeg

April 20, 2014 4:04 PM | News

Five CN railcars derailed from their track south of Winnipeg on Sunday in St. Norbert.

The accident occurred just before 1 p.m. as the train was heading south. The cars were carrying plastic pellets, steel pipe and lumber at the time.

Ted Kuryluk, platoon chief with the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service, said there were no injuries and CN crews were able to quickly separate the damaged cars from the others on the track.

Drivers along Highway 75, which the track runs parallel, were reduced to one lane as emergency vehicles attended the scene. The hazmat unit originally responded, but was not needed after determining the derailed cars were not transferring hazardous materials.

It’s not yet known what caused the derailment.

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