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Train derails on Kenaston Boulevard

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Emergency officials are investigating after a CN freight train derailed just after 7 p.m. south of IKEA near the snow dump site, blocking traffic in both directions on Kenaston Boulevard.

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Emergency officials are investigating after a CN freight train derailed just after 7 p.m. south of IKEA near the snow dump site, blocking traffic in both directions on Kenaston Boulevard. Photo Store

Emergency officials are on scene at a train derailment that has blocked Kenaston Boulevard traffic in both directions.

A southbound CN freight train went off the tracks around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday north of McGillivray Boulevard near Kenaston Commons.

CN spokeswoman Emily Hamer said the derailment involved five cars carrying cement.

The train wasn't carrying dangerous goods and there were no injuries or environmental threats, Hamer said. The rail cars were tilted but didn't fall over during the derailment.

Crews were working to clear the tracks Wednesday evening.

Nearby resident Kyle, 17, who didn’t want to give his last name, said he heard a loud bang while he was in his backyard, ran out and saw the derailed train.

"It sounded like a big bang. It really got loud," he said.

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Updated on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 9:02 PM CDT: Updates with write-thru.

9:21 PM: Corrects direction train was heading.

July 17, 2014 at 9:33 AM: Corrects caption

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