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Emergency crews have contained crude oil leaking from a damaged rail car, according to a Canadian Pacific Railway spokesman. The derailment happened early this morning about 150 kilometres east of Saskatoon . The 64-car CP train went off the tracks just west of Jansen
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said the train hauling crude oil derailed west of Guernsey, Sask., at around midnight. No injuries have been reported.
Officials have not said how many cars were involved or how many caught fire but noted there are no evacuations at this time.
CP said emergency and hazmat crews have been sent to the scene to work with local first responders to minimize the impact on the surrounding area.
Rail worker killed at CP train yard in Port Coquitlam
According to the rail workers' union, the victim was a 56-year-old father with 32 years on the job.The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) confirmed the man, a 56-year-old father with 32 years on the job, was a member of the union.
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The name of the railway was changed to CP Rail , and the parent company changed its name to On 6 July 2013, a unit train of crude oil which CP had subcontracted to short-line operator Montreal The 112 car grain train with three locomotives derailed into the Kicking Horse River just after the Trans
There is no impact on any local waterways, a CP spokesperson said.
said the highway between Guernsey and Plunkett is closed until further notice due to a lack of visibility from the fire.
Traffic is being detoured south of Plunkett on Highway 365 toward Watrous, then north along Highway 668 to Guernsey, police said.
CP said it has started an investigation into the cause of the derailment.
Guernsey is roughly 115 kilometres east of Saskatoon.
Derailed train in Saskatchewan released 1.5 million litres of oil: TSB .
LANIGAN, Sask. — The Transportation Safety Board says Monday's fiery Canadian Pacific Railway freight train derailment in Saskatchewan involved the estimated release of 1.5 million litres of oil. The resulting fire forced the temporary closure of Highway 16 due to thick, black smoke. The TSB says 33 oil tank cars and one hopper car derailed near Guernsey, 115 kilometres southeast of Saskatoon. Of the derailed cars, about 20 were breached and spilled out product "and became engulfed in a large pool fire which burned for approximately 24 hours," the board said Wednesday in a release."About 19 of the cars lost their entire loads releasing an estimated 1.