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UPDATE: Derailed train included 22 containers filled with household goods

This is the scene as a container train collided with a logging truck just outside of Burns Lake. - Contributed photo
This is the scene as a container train collided with a logging truck just outside of Burns Lake.
— image credit: Contributed photo

UPDATE:

There were 22 containers loaded with household goods involved in the derailment near Decker Lake early this morning. The train was heading eastbound from Prince Rupert.

Crews are working to clear the track as quickly as possible to allow rail movements to resume.

ORIGINAL:

A CN Rail train derailed in the earlier hours of Friday morning near the Hampton sawmill at Decker Lake after hitting a logging truck.

The collision occurred just off of North Road near the sawmill.

There are no life threatening injuries at this time, but the driver of the logging truck was taken to hospital as a precaution to get checked out.

"We have advised CN and they should be on scene around 11 a.m.," Corp. Jack Ashford of the Burns Lake RCMP said.

Along with CN Rail, commercial vehicle safety enforcement has been advised and has approved the temporary re-routing of logging trucks along Hwy. 16 to get into the mill yard.

At this time there is no issues regarding a hazardous materials spill due to the derailment of the train.

The cause of the collision between the logging truck and the train is still unknown and is under investigation.

~By Steven Maisey, Lakes District News

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