Train derails southeast of Saskatoon

By CKOM News Staff
September 15, 2017 - 11:15am

A train derailed on a Canadian Pacific Railway line near Blucher, southeast of Saskatoon, Friday morning.

Scott Willey lives on a farm off Blucher Road, where the train stopped. He came across the scene at around 9:10 a.m.

“I couldn’t even get home because the train is crossing the road,” he said. “The derailment is very close to the town of Blucher, right at the edge of our property.”

Willey told 650 CKOM workers were on scene and another engine showed up to assist around 10:30 a.m.

“There’s about 60 cars on the tracks, and then there’s probably about 30 or 40 piled up in the crash,” he said.

It’s not known what spilled during the derailment, but Canpotex cars were involved.

No other details are available at this time.

Blucher is located 43 kilometres southeast of Saskatoon.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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