THUNDER BAY – Updated- A train derailment has Highway 17 closed at Nipigon.
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying a team of investigators to a derailment involving a Canadian Pacific freight train derailment approximately 140 kilometres east of Thunder Bay, Ontario. The TSB will gather information and assess the occurrence.
15:15 EST – #OPP dealing with train derailment east of Nipigon. Seven propane cylinder cars are leaking and Hazmat Teams ENR. Road closed. Avoid area.
Calls to the NNL Newsroom from drivers strained on the highway report that the closure is likely due to a chemical spill and that they are being told there will be a significant wait.