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Hwy. 529 reopened after train derailment

Updated Jan. 25 at 8:50 a.m. Highway 529 was reopened shortly after midnight Jan. 23, according to the OPP. Updated Jan. 22 at 2:15 p.m.
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A portion of Highway 542/551 on Manitoulin Island has been closed this morning due to poor weather conditions. File photo.

Updated Jan. 25 at 8:50 a.m.

Highway 529 was reopened shortly after midnight Jan. 23, according to the OPP.

 

Updated Jan. 22 at 2:15 p.m.

Everything is under control after a CP train derailment in the Magnetewan First Nation area early this morning, said a press release issued Jan. 22 on behalf of the First Nation.

Highway 529 was closed after the derailment on the CP Rail lines, which occurred at around 6:46 a.m. this morning.

Located within Parry Sound District, Highway 529 follows a 25.8-kilometre route, from its southern terminus at Highway 69 near Pointe au Baril to its northern terminus at Highway 69's crossing of the Magnetawan River near Byng Inlet.

“Hwy. 529 will be closed until the clean up is done around 8 p.m.,” said Magnetewan First Nation Chief William Diabo, in the press release, issued by the Union of Ontario Indians.

“We aren’t completely cut off, but emergency services – police, ambulance and fire – are aware of the road block and know to go around.”

Diabo said four cars went off the track, but all are upright.

“One car contained a load of lumber, one had train parts and the other two were empty tanker cars,” says Diabo. “There were no injuries and there are no environmental impacts from this derailment.”

CP Rail has started their investigation. The press release said Magnetewan's chief and council will work closely with CP and will continue to keep their citizens updated.
 

Original story:
 

A train derailment this morning has closed Highway 529, a road that branches off Highway 69 in the Pointe au Baril and Byng Inlet areas.

The Parry Sound detachment of the OPP sent out the notice about the highway closure south of Sudbury at around 7 a.m. this morning.

It's unknown how long the highway will be closed.

Located within Parry Sound District, Highway 529 follows a 25.8-kilometre route, from its southern terminus at Highway 69 near Pointe au Baril to its northern terminus at Highway 69's crossing of the Magnetawan River near Byng Inlet.




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