Train derails southeast of Saskatoon

A train has derailed southeast of Saskatoon.

Saskatchewan RCMP said the train derailed Thursday morning just west of Guernsey.

No other details have been released by police, but a Global News crew said thick smoke is coming from the scene.

Highway 16 is closed in both directions, as is the Highway 20 junction. Police say drivers should find alternative routes.

More details to come as this story develops.

The derailment is near the same location as one two months ago.

A CN train hauling crude derailed on Dec. 9, causing 33 oil tank cars and a hopper car to leave the tracks.

The Transportation Safety Board said roughly 1.5 million litres of oil was released in that derailment.

 


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