Heading out east to the lake this long weekend? It will take a little longer than usual.
Eastbound traffic on Highway 1 East is down to a single lane while the clean up of a train derailment east of Deacons Corner continues.
Traffic was backed up for approximately five kilometres Friday at noon.
A CN train went off the tracks just east of Winnipeg Thursday afternoon.
The Rural Municipality of Springfield Fire Department and RCMP confirmed a train derailed roughly three kilometres east of Deacons Corner near the Trans-Canada Highway.
A spokesperson from CN said 26 cars carrying potash derailed and no dangerous goods were involved.
The company says the derailment caused a minor fire, but no injuries were reported.
Emergency crews including fire, EMS, RCMP and CN Police, were all on scene.
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is investigating.
— With files from Kevin Hirschfield, William Reimer and Erik Pindera