Magnetawan FN - Highway 529 is closed after a train derailment near Byng Inlet on Friday, Jan. 22. -- Photo courtesy from the Parry Sound North Star.

Magnetawan FN – Highway 529 is closed after a train derailment near Byng Inlet on Friday, Jan. 22. — Photo courtesy from the Parry Sound North Star.

By Marci Becking
MAGNETAWAN FIRST NATION (January 22, 2016) – Chief William Diabo of Magnetawan First Nation says that everything is under control in his community after a CN train derailment happened at 6:46 this morning.

“Hwy 529 will be close until clean up is done around 8pm,” says Chief Diabo. “We aren’t completely cut off, but emergency services – police, ambulance and fire – are aware of the road block and know to go around.”

Chief Diabo says that four cars went off the track, but all are upright.

“One car contained a load of lumber, one had train parts and the other two were empty tanker cars,” says Diabo. “There were no injuries and there are no environmental impacts from this derailment.”

CP Rail has started their investigation (since it’s their track). Magnetawan Chief and Council will work closely with CP and will continue to keep their citizens updated.