One of the empty lumber cars which derailed in Ashcroft on June 5.

One of the empty lumber cars which derailed in Ashcroft on June 5.

CN derailment in Ashcroft

There were no injuries in the event that saw eight empty lumber cars leave the tracks.

In the late evening of Sunday, June 5 eight empty lumber cars near the end of a CN train heading west out of Ashcroft derailed, closing the CN track for several hours while the cars were removed. No hazardous material was involved, and there were no injuries. A CN spokesperson said that the matter is under investigation and that if any changes in operating procedures are deemed necessary they will be implemented.