Serious train collision near Roblin Boulevard

Serious train collision near Roblin Boulevard

The train collision or a derailment can be quite dangerous not just for the train workers, the traffic crossing tracks, but also for the environment if the cargo (oil, fuel, chemicals, etc.) spills over and gets into soil or water.

A truck collided with a CP Rail train at the crossing and was pushed onto the bridge going over the Assiniboine River. The Winnipeg Paramedic and Fire Service Water Rescue Unit is on the scene for the safety of rescue workers. There has been no word on injuries of anyone involved, or how many people were in the truck or train.

The RCMP has closed Roblin boulevard from Alboro Street to Highway 334.Highway 334 is closed between Keough Avenue. and Roblin Boulevard.

Officers and emergency services personnel will be on scene for an extended period of time. Motorists are asked to avoid the area. The RCMP is being assisted by CP Police, WFPS and EMS personnel.

The updates on any injuries or fatalities will be provided as information becomes available.

The officers are still working at the scene, the official statement from RCMP is expected later today.