Minor train derailment cleaned up near Ashcroft

By Chad Harris
June 6, 2016 - 2:39pm Updated: June 6, 2016 - 5:35pm

ASHCROFT, B.C. — CN Rail crews made quick work of a minor derailment overnight near Ashcroft.

Michelle Allen, Chief Administrative Officer with the Village of Ashcroft indicated 7 empty rail cars left the tracks near the community shortly after midnight.

"It was a west-bound train, CN dispatched investigators right away. They had the line cleared at 8am. There was no damage to the tracks, and they are continuing their investigation," said Allen.

Allen adds she is pleased with the response, and the communication from CN they received during the incident.

Despite the proximity to the Thompson River, Allen said that there was no risk to the environment as the rail cars were empty at the time.

CFJC Today attempted to contact CN Rail for comment, but is yet to receive a response. 

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