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No injuries as freight train derails in industrial area of Kingston, Ont.

Police are still investigating why the freight train derailed

March 4, 2020  The Canadian Press

Police in Kingston, Ont., say a freight train has derailed in an industrial area.

Police say several rail cars left the tracks around mid-day but there are no reports of injuries.

Canadian National Railway Co. says the train belongs to the company and crews are heading to the site of the incident.

Kingston Transit says a number of bus routes are being detoured.

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A spokesman for Kingston police says the track in question is a “spur line” that branches off the main corridor to serve a single client.

In this case, the client is a plant that manufactures nylon yarn, which involves chemical production.

“To our knowledge, there’s no injuries,” said Constable Ash Gutheinz.

Police say they are investigating whether there are hazardous materials involved.

A spokesman for CN says the cause of the incident is still under investigation.

“CN crews are responding to an incident involving a CN train in Kingston, Ont., near Bath Street and Queen-Mary. There are no reports of any injuries or fires at this time,” Jonathan Abecassis said in a statement.


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