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Train carrying propane derails near Nipigon in northern Ontario

NIPIGON, Ont. – Canadian Pacific says a train carrying propane has derailed in northern Ontario.

Police say the derailment occurred Tuesday morning approximately 45 kilometres east of Nipigon.

A Canadian Pacific Railway derailment crew, CP police and local fire and rescue workers are at the scene.

A railway spokesman said seven cars were carrying propane and there is a “minor leak” from one of the cars.

No injuries have been reported after 22 cars derailed.

Police say a hazmat unit from CP Rail will assess the site before cleanup can commence, and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada says it’s deploying a team of investigators.

Officers have set up a perimeter around the affected area, and Highway 17 from Nipigon to Schreiber is expected to be closed until around noon on Wednesday.

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NORTHERN ONTARIO DERAILMENT

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