January 13, 2018 6:21 pm
Updated: January 13, 2018 6:25 pm

Surging water levels wash away part of railway bridge in Sherbrooke

Part of a railway bridge in Sherbrooke, Que. was washed away due to rising water levels. Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018.

Courtesy TVA

Surging water levels in a Quebec river have washed away part of a railway bridge east of Montreal.

Genesee & Wyoming Canada Inc., which owns the St. Lawrence and Atlantic Railway, says the water levels in the St-Francois River rose overnight Friday night.

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No trains were involved and the damage affects only railway infrastructure.

Genesee & Wyoming Canada says there were no injuries.

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A railway emergency and recovery team is on site in Sherbrooke to assess damage and prepare the ground for future work.

Alternative routes will be established shortly to maintain customer service.

© 2018 The Canadian Press

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