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Cleanup is underway after train derailment in British Columbia

BY The Canadian Press, Sep 15, 2020 2:58 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

Officials stands near the wreckage of a train carrying potash that derailed near Hope, B.C,, on Monday, September 14, 2020. CN Rail says at least 20 rail cars carrying potash derailed today near Hope, B.C.The company says no injuries, fires or dangerous goods are involved. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Clean-up is underway along CN Rail tracks just west of Hope where a train derailed early yesterday morning.

CN says no one was hurt when about 60 cars jumped the tracks at a rail bridge, dumping tons of potash into Hunter Creek.

Environmental crews are at the scene, along with Transportation Safety Board investigators, and a vacuum truck is being used to remove the potash.

CN says the CP train was on its tracks because the two companies share tracks through the narrow Fraser Canyon region.

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