About 20 railcars carrying potash derail in Hope, B.C.

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      A massive train derailment occurred in the Fraser Valley this morning (September 14).

      According to Drive BC, the crash occurred at the Hunter Creek rest area west of Hope, which is causing a visual distraction for drivers on Highway 1.

      CBC News reported that CN Rail confirmed that crews are responding to the derailment of at least 20 railcars at a railbridge, that no one was injured, there weren’t any fires, and that an environmental team is also responding as several of the railcars are in the water.

      The train was transporting potash, which is primarily used as a fertilizer.

      The cause of the derailment is being investigated.

      This crash occurred after a number of incidents and developments in B.C. over the weekend, including a major fire at a New Westminster pier, the Sea to Sky Gondola collapsing after the cable was cut for a second time, and Vancouver ranking as one of the cities with the worst air quality in the world due to smoke from wildfires.