CN train cars carrying sulphur derailed near Mosquito Creek marina entrance in North Vancouver, though no injuries have been reported.
The two cars derailed on Sunday at approximately 7:40 pm.
“The railcars contain solid sulfur, a mineral used in a variety of household and industrial products. Preliminary information indicates that there was a leak of solid sulfur contained to CN’s property and that there are no fires, injuries, or danger to public safety,” CN said in a statement.
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“CN would like to apologize for the inconvenience caused by this incident and would like to thank first responders for their help and support. The cause of the incident remains under investigation,” CN added.
Sgt. Peter DeVries of North Vancouver RCMP told local media that no one was injured and there is no risk to the public.
“It may take some time to get these trains back up and onto the track,” he said. There are no road closures related to the incident.