CN Tunnel Derailment Cleanup Continues

Workers were continuing late this week to remove and last derailed cars and clean up spilled sulphuric acid from the St. Clair River tunnel.

As of Thursday, CN reported it was close to finishing the cleanup of the June 28 derailment that has blocked the busy mainline between Port Huron, Michigan, and Sarnia, Ontario for several days.

More than 13,000 gallons of the acid spilled during the derailment that sent 26 cars and a mid-train DPU off the rails.

By Thursday 38 of the derailed cars and the locomotive had been removed from the tunnel.

CN has not given a timeline for when the line will reopen or the cleanup and repair process will be completed.

Most traffic that uses the route has been detoured over various routes, including over CSX and Norfolk Southern tracks in Northeast Ohio.

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