Highway reopens following Macoun, Sask. train derailment

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Highway 39 has reopened following a fiery train derailment in southeastern Saskatchewan.


According to the Highway Hotline, the incident was cleared simply after 4 a.m. on Saturday.


On Thursday morning simply after 9 a.m., a CP train derailed roughly two kilometres northwest of Macoun, Sask., forcing the closure of Highway 39 in each instructions.


Late Friday morning, the village of Macoun’s chief administration officer Carmen Dodd-Vicary mentioned the freeway was nonetheless closed.


She mentioned a hearth was nonetheless actively burning, however officers labored in a single day to cut back the blaze.


Dodd-Vicary mentioned rail visitors was passing via the world on Friday.


On Thursday, 4 houses within the village close to the tracks have been evacuated for security causes. Dodd-Vicary mentioned these households have since returned dwelling.


She added extra houses within the close by RM of Cymri have been additionally evacuated.


The village seen a major improve in individuals round as a result of presence of emergency responders.


“But around town it’s business as usual,” Dodd-Vicary mentioned.


In an emailed replace, Canadian Pacific mentioned its hazardous supplies group was working with native emergency crews to scrub up the railcars concerned within the derailment.


Repairs to the railway tracks have been accomplished on Friday morning and train actions resumed quickly afterward.


The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is at present investigating the incident.

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