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Media Release From The Town of Prescott Re The Freight Train Collision That Occurred on Thursday Morning

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Prescott – During the morning hours on Thursday, September 2, 2021, there was a cargo train derailment in the Town of Prescott. Two cargo trains were involved on the CN railway tracks near the Edward Street overpass, where locomotive engines and several box cars had been overturned. None of the overturned box cars were carrying hazardous substances and following a meeting of the Town of Prescott Emergency Management Group, there are currently no concerns for the safety and wellbeing of residents.

Emergency personnel have responded and are on scene to direct traffic. All CN staff have been accounted for and have sought medical attention as required. All dangerous goods have been contained.

The Edward Street overpass is now open. Boundary Street from Linda Place to Churchill Street is closed.

Updates will continue to be issues in order to keep everyone informed.

The health, safety, and well-being of residents, emergency personnel and staff, is of utmost importance and the Town of Prescott will continue to show transparency and to communicate throughout the evolution of this situation.  We thank all of those affected for your patience and understanding.