Affiliate Wawa-news has been able to confirm with CN that there was a derailment this afternoon around 2pm. A southbound freight train derailed about 130 kms north of Sault Ste. Marie. Batchewana (Batchewana River) is at Mile 128.4 and Rand Lake is at Mile 137.4 (see map below).
CN reported that a total of nine cars left the track; one car was carrying diesel fuel, which has leaked out on the track. CN’s Environmental Crew is responding to assess the scene and begin a cleanup. There was one other dangerous goods car involved of the nine – carrying sulphuric acid. This car is still intact and there is NO indication of leakage.
There were no injuries in this incident and the track is closed at this time.
CN was unable to provide any information regarding the passenger rail service at this late time. There is a Northbound train scheduled to leave Sault Ste. Marie at 9:20 a.m.
SaultOnline.com has just received a report of a train derailment at Rand Lake just South of the Montreal River trestle. Apparently 8 rail cars which have left the tracks and down an embankment. One of the cars is thought to be leaking fuel.
We are currently working to confirm this report and will provide updates as they become available.