On Wednesday, May 31st, Gov. Tim Waltz announced that a train had derailed in North Minnesota. Online footage taken by bystander Chris Orwig showed the train cars overturned and the dangerous items they were carrying. The officials said that it was en route to Canada before the incident and that the area is contained with no evidence of leaks. As a precaution, the nearby highway will be closed for the next few days.
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Major Train Derailment In Northwest Minnesota.
Canadian Pacific confirms 24 train cars, some carrying hazardous material, derailed near Lancaster about 10 miles south of the MN/Canadian border.
No derailed cars are leaking at this point. No injuries reported. Highway 59 closed. pic.twitter.com/OHEss06K9q
— Twisted Eagle (@twisted_eagle) June 1, 2023
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz (D) tweeted
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