Road closed due to CP train derailment in Ayr

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Trussler Road in Ayr, Ont., remained closed on Monday morning due to a train derailment over the weekend, according to a tweet from North Dumfries.

At around 3:30 p.m. on Monday, another tweet was issued which declared that the road had reopened.

The township first announced that a CP train had derailed on Twitter on Saturday morning at around 10 a.m.

“No hazardous material was involved and there is no risk to public safety,” the township said. “We can expect increased traffic through Ayr while this closure is in effect.”

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A spokesperson for the Transportation Safety Board of Canada said that the collision occurred at around 6:40 a.m.

“A westward Canadian Pacific Railway yard assignment was entering Wolverton yard near Ayr, Ontario, when three loaded automotive flat cars derailed at Mile 70 of the Galt Subdivision,” the explained.

They said that one car was left upright and one was leaning while a third was left on it side.

“No injuries were reported and no dangerous goods were involved,” they noted.

The TSB spokesperson said the safety agency was not ending a team to investigate the situation but would rather use CP for more information about the crash.

A few hours after their initial tweet, North Dumfries said CP crews were arriving at the scene with specialized trains and trucks to clean up the mess.

“The full extent of the derailment in terms of damage will not be fully understood until the rail cars have been removed from the immediate area,” a tweet read.

On Sunday morning, North Dumfries said crews had worked overnight on the derailment and repairs while CP was also looking to get an at-grade crossing open.

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Global News has reached out to the CP Rail for more information about the crash.


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