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Tracks cleared, investigation begins, at scene of Saskatchewan train derailment


SASKATOON – Crews have now cleared all damaged cars from the scene of a train derailment that has disrupted traffic on a busy highway just north of Saskatoon.

Thirty of 52 cars in the Canadian National Railway freight carrying grain left the tracks Tuesday morning at a crossing on Highway 11.

CN says no one was hurt and no dangerous goods were involved, but a locomotive leaked diesel fuel and firefighters had to put out a blaze.

Emergency officials say repairs to the track continue and the highway will have to be inspected afterward.

One lane southbound is open, although speed and traffic restrictions are in effect.

Transportation Safety Board investigators arrived Tuesday night to begin work finding the cause of the accident.

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