Chemical Spills after Fort Frances Derailment
Posted at: 10/18/2013 4:01 PM
| Updated at: 10/18/2013 4:10 PM
Ontario Provincial Police photo
Authorities have set up a perimeter along a major highway after a train derailment caused a chemical spill in Fort Frances, Ont.
Ontario Provincial Police say a single rail car from the Minnesota Dakota and Western Railway tipped over on the property of the Resolute Forest Products paper mill at 1:13 p.m., spilling hydrogen peroxide. The OPP said no injuries have been reported.
Authorities have set up a perimeter around the affected area of Central Avenue (Highway 11/71) between Scott Street and Second Street. They are asking the public to refrain from entering the area.
The area is just north of the International Bridge, which connects Fort Frances to International Falls. The Canada Border Services Agency reported no delays at the bridge as of 4 p.m.
The OPP said Fort Frances Fire and Rescue Service is working to suppress any vapors and monitor the spill area.