Winds to blame for train derailment in western Saskatchewan
Friday, August 29, 2014, 12:53 PM - Severe thunderstorms ripped through the Prairie provinces Thursday night, with strong winds and large hail being the main severe risks.
A train derailment was reported in southeastern Saskatchewan at about 7:30 pm eastern time, and Canadian Pacific Railway officials say "strong plow winds" were the cause.
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According to CPR, the derailment occurred about 200 km west of Regina. Officials say over 30 rail cars went off the track.
A plow wind moves along a narrow, straight path and is usually associated with a thunderstorm.
Officials say no dangerous goods were onboard the train and no injuries or leaks have been reported.
Train derailment byWaldeck#Saskatchewan tonight after one of the worst storms passes through @liewicks@MJTimesHerald pic.twitter.com/8vHNHcx8mu— Liliane Weiterman (@scubalil) August 29, 2014
With files from The Canadian Press