Two CN Freight Trains Derail West of Winnipeg, No One Hurt: RCMP

Two CN Freight Trains Derail West of Winnipeg, No One Hurt: RCMP

By The Canadian Press

CN Derailment
A CN Rail train derailed east of Portage la Prairie on Thursday, January 3, 2019. The Transportation Safety Board will have investigators on scene Friday. (RCMP HANDOUT)

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Man. – Canadian National Railway says two freight trains derailed west of Winnipeg.

Two locomotives and eight freight cars went off the tracks Thursday morning east of Portage la Prairie.

CN says nothing dangerous was spilled, although some fuel leaked from the locomotives.

RCMP blocked off road traffic and made sure that the crew was safe.

No one was hurt.

There was no immediate word on the cause of the derailment and a Transportation Safety Board team is en route to investigate.

CP - The Canadian Press

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