Police Are Evacuating An Area Of Kingston After A Terrifying Train Derailment (PHOTOS)
This looks like a disaster movie.
This is a scary sight to see. Kingston Police are asking the public and those close to the incident to stay away from the area after a Kingston train derailment on March 4. Residents have been advised one of the cars may be leaking and buildings nearby are being evacuated.
According to the Kingstonist, a CN freight train came off the tracks on Bath Road in the area of Armstrong Road and Queen Mary Road, at around 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 4.
At least four cars are thought to have derailed on the line which lies across Bath Road. At the time of writing, hazmat precautions are being taken.
CBC reports that no injuries are believed to have been sustained.
At 1:23 p.m. ET on Wednesday, the City of Kingston tweeted an advisory to its residents to stress there is "no immediate danger."
"Officials say risk to the public is low after a food grade product spilled onto the tracks. The spill is confined to one area," reads one of the City's tweets.
However, as reported by the Kingston Whig-Standard, those residents who live at 52 Bayswater Place had been ordered to evacuate the building as emergency crews arrived on the scene.
Global News mentions that this particular train goes through Kingston to deliver material to the Invista plant, where they manufacture nylon products.
At the moment, it is still unknown what the train was carrying. However, it as been advised that it is leaking some kind of substance, which has added to the calls to clear the area.
A tweet from Global videographer Dominic Christian Owens had previously suggested the train was carrying hazardous goods, before the City tweeted their update.
Kingston Fire and Rescue, EMS and Kingston Police are still assessing the scene. A Ministry of Environment official has also arrived to see the severity of the issue.
A tweet from Kingston Police at 12:20 p.m. ET read: "Kingston Police is asking for the public, both on foot and in vehicles, to stay out of the area of this train derailment at Bath Road west of Queen Mary Rd."
"If you live in the general vicinity please stay inside your home until further notice," the police tweet continued.
Per CBC, Bath Road, a main route to and from downtown is currently closed. The City says it could remain shut until Thursday, depending on the clean-up and investigation. Kingston Transit advises there could be major delays.
For what it's worth, while reports of wet'suwet'en the Kingstonist tweeted that there is "no indication whatsoever" that solidarity action was involved in this incident.have been a regular occurrence in recent weeks,