Train derailment east of Winnipeg causes small fire
WINNIPEG -- Crews responded to a train derailment which caused a small fire east of Winnipeg along Highway 1.
According to RCMP, the derailment occurred approximately three kilometres east of Deacon’s Corner. Officers were called to the scene at approximately 5 p.m. on Thursday.
In a written statement to CTV News, CN Rail said its crews were also responding to the incident.
"A CN train derailed 26 fertilizer cars in various positions, causing a minor fire which has since been extinguished," the statement reads. "There are no injuries and no dangerous goods are involved."
RCMP was still on the scene as of Thursday evening. At least 15 train cars could be seen on their sides off the track. Multiple vehicles were also pulled over on the side of the road.
Eastbound traffic along Highway 1 was reduced to one lane Thursday evening, causing delays in the area, as CN crews worked to clean up the derailment.
CN said the cause of the derailment is under investigation.