CN derailment east of Miniota

Minor incident stops traffic

A freight train derailment on the CN rail line between Miniota and Hamiota, stopped traffic on Hwy 24, Monday morning at 11:00 a.m.

The incident occurred about 3 kms east of Arrow River where the track obliquely crosses Hwy 24. Miniota Fire Department was called to the scene to act as traffic control until Manitoba Highways arrived.

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An environmental team responded to the incident, however the car stayed upright; it did not appear to have leaked. The tanker is marked as carrying ethylene glycol (component of antifreeze).

As of 4:30 p.m. Monday, Manitoba Highway information website advisement continues to report PTH 24 closed near Arrow River between PTH 21 and PTH 83.

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