Just before 9:30 a.m Tuesday the Saskatoon Fire Department, along with Saskatchewan RCMP, were called to a train derailment on Highway 11 near Wanuskewin Road, just north of Saskatoon, Sask.
It’s been conirmed by Saskatoon’s Air Support Unit that 30 cars tipped over or were taken off the CN Rail track. The CN teain was 52-cars long. CN Railway says there is no danger to the public, and no injuries were reported. The railway added no dangerous goods were involved.
From witness video, most of the grain cars belonged to Parrish & Heimbecker. RealAgriculture has reached out to P&H and have yet to get a statement.
Early reports from RCMP say there’s grain spilled after a train derailment on Hwy11 near Wanuskewin, just N of Saskatoon. Currently waiting to hear back from @CNRailway & @ParrishHeimbeck. Info to be posted: https://t.co/waTLQtZ4R4 #WestCdnAg #CdnAg
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— Jessika Guse (@JessikaGuse) January 22, 2019
CN apologizes for any inconvenience caused by this incident and says the cause of the derailment is under investigation. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada says it has a deployed a team of investigators to examine the crash site on Wednesday.