CALGARY, Alt.-- Canadian National Railway says that its mainline through Alberta reopened after the company cleared derailed and burned-out tanker cars that had blocked a portion of the track since the weekend.
According to a Reuters report the line was cleared late on Tuesday and the railway said shipments would resume, although customers could still face some delays as traffic returns to normal.
Early on Saturday, 13 cars on a mixed-freight train derailed near the hamlet of Gainford, Alberta. One car containing highly flammable propane exploded and three others burst into flames. No injuries resulted.
The line carries traffic between the province of Alberta's capital, Edmonton, and the Pacific ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert, British Columbia.