eastbound CN freight train derailed east of Colborne
around 7:30 a.m. this morning (Saturday, March 21).
Four rail cars are involved at the scene at Blyth Park Road. One tanker car containing flammable material is on its side but is not leaking.
Northumberland OPP units, Cramahe Township Fire department and the CN Police are on scene
Two of the four cars were empty flatbeds and two were tankers carrying a flammable liquid called Naphthalene. The tankers were not ruptured and are not leaking. Both tankers have been stabilized by the fire department.
A large backhoe was being unloaded for cleanup work at 9:15 a.m.
The scene is contained and poses no danger to the public.
There are no injuries and no evacuation of the area is required.
Two rail lines on the busy Montreal to Toronto corridor are closed as cleanup work proceeds.
Reporter Pete Fisher is at the scene.