Train derails after collision with a logging truck near Burns Lake

A CN train collided with a logging truck near Hampton Mill west of Burns Lake this morning, leaving a trail of destruction. Luckily, no one was seriously hurt.

Police say the logging truck was initially leaking diesel fuel on train tracks, but the leak has now been contained.

The driver of the logging truck was taken to hospital as precautionary measure, but did not appear injured. The CN employee was taken to local hospital with minor injuries.

Local resident Jerry Williams saw the aftermath of the crash.

He says about 20 train cars are involved in the pile-up in what is a fairly remote area, normally used by logging trucks.

Emily Hamer, Regional Manager for Public and Government Affairs for CN rail, says the entire train did not derail, but 22 intermodal cars and two locomotives did.

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Hamer says the train was carrying household goods and no hazardous materials were involved.

RCMP is currently on scene conducting an investigation and say it may taken up to two days to clear. CN crews are also on the scene.

More details to come.

Jerry Williams, submitted
Jerry Williams, submitted
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