WINNIPEG -- A train derailment in northwestern Ontario has forced evacuations in the area.
The derailment occurred near Bath Road between Armstrong and Queen Mary roads at about 11:10 a.m.
November 10, 1979 – Canada – Mississauga train derailment in Mississauga, Ontario: tank cars containing propane and chlorine derail due to a hot box, causing a propane fire that burns for days and lofts deadly chlorine high into the air. Ontario police said there was no risk to public safety at the time. A train with passengers and crew on board has derailed in a remote area of northern Ontario. CN Rail confirmed the derailment Wednesday morning and said Highway 602 had been blocked. A train with several rail cars carrying crude oil has derailed west of Fort Frances, according to Ontario Provincial Police. The derailment prompted local emergency workers to evacuate residents within 800 meters from the site as a precaution. The derailment prompted local emergency workers to evacuate residents within 800 meters (yards) from the site as a precaution. Ontario police said there was no risk to public safety at the time. A train has derailed near a northwestern Ontario town and several of the railcars are leaking crude oil. ET, and led Kingston police to urge people in the area to stay indoors.