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New Brunswick town cleans up after third train derailment of the year

Dalia Ibrahim
Digital Reporter

Saturday, May 10, 2014, 6:52 PM -

CN says an investigation is underway after several train cars went off track in northwestern New Brunswick Friday. 

The derailment happened around 2:20 p.m. in a rural area near Grand Falls. This is the region's third train derailment this year, but CN says the latest incident was minor.

In an interview with The Canadian Press, CN spokesman Jim Feeney said six cars went off the tracks as the mixed-cargo train was entering a side track of the main line at about 10 kilometres per hour. 

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He adds all of the cars remained upright, while none of the cars were carrying dangerous goods. 

"This is a very minor incident,'' said Feeney in a phone interview with The Canadian Press on Saturday afternoon. "There were no dangerous goods, there are no leaks, no spills, no injuries and the main line has been reopened.'' 

No one was injured in the incident. 

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Feeney says the cause of the derailment is under investigation. 

This marks the third CN train derailment for northwestern New Brunswick this year, including one about an hour from Grand Falls in Plaster Rock on Jan. 7, where 19 cars went off track and sparked a major fire which burned for several days.

With files from The Canadian Press

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