EDMUNDSTON, N.B. – Crews are emptying one of five freight cars that is carrying liquid butane after they derailed in Edmundston, N.B., a municipal official said Monday.
City general manager Marc Michaud said firefighters and special work crews from CN (TSX:CNR) are at the scene of the derailment in the community of Saint-Basile.
Michaud said there was no leak nor fire and no one was injured.
He said while about 25 residents who live within a 250-metre radius of the derailment were placed on alert, none of them were told to leave their homes.
“Everything is under control,” he said.
It’s not known what caused the cars to leave the tracks, he added.
CN spokesman Mark Hallman said the cars from the eastbound train left the tracks Sunday around 10:30 p.m. In addition to the butane, three cars…
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