Some residents in Vavenby found themselves stuck behind a train for quite some time last night as it appeared to be at a standstill.
Eleven railcars derailed in “various places” roughly two miles north of the Vavenby general store late Wednesday evening, according to a statement from CN Rail. By the next morning, all cars had been taken off the tracks and train movements had resumed. Removal of the cars is ongoing.
The derailment occured following a mudslide at the site on Wednesday. However, CN officials wouldn’t confirm the cause and said in a statement that the event is under investigation.
CN crews and various equipment was on site and along the tracks, including a hazardous materials truck. No rail cars were loaded with hazardous materials, however, and there were no fires or injuries reported. In addition, no equipment entered the North Thompson River.
“CN would like to apologize for the inconvenience casued by this incident,” said the statement.