UPDATE – Clean up work underway after train derailment

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Map:  The derailment is approximately 64km west of Chetwynd.



**Update – CN hopes to have the rail line between Chetwynd and Prince George open by Saturday night.  There were 110 cars in the train that derailed Friday afternoon.  According to CN Rail, every rail car but one contained lumber.  The other car contained a hazardous chemical called sodium sulfate.  That car did not suffer any damage as a result of the incident. 


CN Rail is working to clean up a train derailment near Lemoray, B.C.

CN spokesperson Warren Chandler confirms 14 rail cars have been derailed in an accident that occurred Friday at approximately 1:10pm.

Initial reports from the Chetwynd RCMP stated, the train was reportedly carrying mostly lumber but did have one car that was carrying environmental products. It is still unclear if that car is leaking, as communication with crews on the scene is difficult.

No one was injured in the accident and the caused is unknown at this time.

The Ministry of Environment as well as dangerous goods personnel are on scene.

Lemoray, B.C. Is located approximately 60km west of Chetwynd.

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