NEW: Major Train Derailment In Northwest Minnesota.
Canadian Pacific confirms 24 train cars, some carrying hazardous material, derailed this afternoon near Lancaster about 10 miles south of the MN/Canadian border. pic.twitter.com/rRRV5JEdLQ
— Anny (@anny25717503) June 1, 2023
No one seems to be able to explain why this is happening.
The whole thing is some kind of big mystery.
It wasn’t happening before; now it happens all the time.
A Canadian Pacific train carrying hazardous materials derailed near Lancaster, Minnesota, Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Tim Walz confirmed on Twitter.
“State officials are working with local emergency managers after a train derailed near Lancaster. Glad to hear that no injuries are reported and the site is contained,” Walz wrote.
He added: “Experts are on the way to survey the site and make sure the community has everything they need.”
According to WCCO, the train contained 24 freight cars, including some with hazardous materials. None have leaked, per the report.
State officials are working with local emergency managers after a train derailed near Lancaster. Glad to hear that no injuries are reported and the site is contained. Experts are on the way to survey the site and make sure the community has everything they need.
— Governor Tim Walz (@GovTimWalz) June 1, 2023
It happened about 10 miles from the U.S. border with Canada.
The derailment comes a day after another CPKC freight train, also carrying hazardous materials, fell off the tracks near Balfour, North Dakota.
Six freight cars and a locomotive derailed in McHenry County at approximately 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, KMOT-TV reported.
According to the report, three of the freight cars contained hazardous materials but nothing leaked. The derailment site was cleared and reopened to train traffic by Wednesday morning.
There were no reported injuries from the incident.
You can blame diversity, I’m sure.
But how does it just all of a sudden start happening?
Was it happening more and more often before East Palestine, and now we’re just paying more attention to it?
That makes the most sense, but I’ve yet to see an in-depth report on this.
Residents of East Palestine, Ohio, are worried about exposure to toxic chemicals months after a train derailment brought their town to a halt.
— Bloomberg TV (@BloombergTV) May 29, 2023
Months after a train filled with hazardous chemicals caught fire in an Ohio town, the residents are still reeling from the aftermath.
— Bloomberg Quicktake (@Quicktake) May 29, 2023