CN Rail working to reopen tracks near Yale, B.C., after derailment

By The Canadian Press
October 25, 2016 - 4:38pm Updated: October 26, 2016 - 11:00am
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YALE, B.C. — Crews with CN Rail have made good progress repairing tracks following a derailment in British Columbia’s Fraser Canyon.

An email from CN spokesman Brent Kossey says crews worked through the night and expect to have tracks five kilometres north of Yale reopened before noon Wednesday.

Two locomotives and several cars of a train carrying grain derailed late Tuesday morning, possibly after hitting rocks on the track.

Kossey says the locomotives were lifted back onto the rails overnight and have been removed.

He says the nine cars and their spilled contents will be removed in the days ahead.

No one was hurt, and a boom was set up on the Fraser River below the derailment, but no oil or fuel spill was reported.

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