CN Rail train derailment shuts down Sea to Sky Highway near Pemberton
The Sea to Sky Highway has reopened after a train derailment 10 kilometres south of Pemberton.
According to Whistler Pemberton RCMP, a northbound CN Rail train derailed on an overpass this afternoon (January 3).
"Three empty rail cars derailed with one falling from the overpass blocking Highway 99 below," reads a statement from police.
That section of Highway 99 was closed for a damage assessment, but has since been opened to single-lane alternating traffic. As the remaining rail cars need to be removed, police expect this traffic pattern to remain in place until Friday morning (January 4) or later.
There were no injuries, but one vehicle received "minor damage from flying debris". Police are still investigating the cause of the derailment.