CN investigating after massive train derailment near Hope on Monday

Sep 14 2020, 10:56 am

CN is investigating after a 20-car train derailment took place near Hope, BC, on Monday morning.

CN spokesperson Jonathan Abecassis told Daily Hive crews are responding to the scene and that “preliminary information indicates that at least 20 railcars carrying potash derailed off of a rail bridge.”

Abecassis said that as part of the investigation, CN’s team of environmental experts as well as third party contractors are also responding, “as several of the cars derailed into an adjacent body of water.”

Despite the severity of the incident, Abecassis noted that “there are no injuries, fires, or dangerous goods reported to be involved at this time,” as a result.

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