FORT FRANCES – At approximately 11:00 pm on Sunday, July 21, 2019, there was a collision between two trains at the McIrvine road crossing in Fort Frances, Ontario. This collision caused five train cars to dislodge from the tracks. The Ontario Provincial Police is glad to report that there were no injuries and no leaks or spills from the collision. Members of the Ontario Provincial Police, Fort Frances Fire Department, CN Police, and CN staff attended the scene to ensure the safety of all persons involved.
Due to the above collision, the McIrvine Road crossing is closed while crews work to remove the derailed train cars. It is expected that McIrvine road will reopen to traffic in the late morning of Monday, July 22. Once McIrvine road is open motorists can still expect delays as maintenance crews continue to work on the tracks and trains begin to move again.