Officials: Cleanup of train derailment in Plymouth continues, temporary road being built

Officials: Cleanup of train derailment in Plymouth continues, temporary road being built Photo: KSTP.

Josh Skluzacek
Updated: March 08, 2021 12:41 PM
Created: March 08, 2021 12:33 PM

Authorities are continuing work to clean the site of a train derailment in Plymouth.

A total of 22 Canadian Pacific train cars derailed Sunday afternoon. The city said Monday morning that it was working with Canadian Pacific and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to build a temporary road north of the tracks at Northwest Boulevard to remove the train cars, rebuild the tracks and restore the wetland areas.

No injuries reported after train derailment in Plymouth

The city added that a crack in one train car was discovered but no leakage was detected. The crack was patched and welded shut. The cars contained molten sulfur, asphalt and lumber.

The railway company is continuing to monitor air, water and soil quality around the site, the city said.

All residents are encouraged to still stay away from the site while the cleanup continues.

No injuries were reported in the derailment.


Copyright 2021 - KSTP-TV, LLC A Hubbard Broadcasting Company

Daunte Wright funeral to take place Thursday in Minneapolis

Crashes involving more than 48 vehicles on Wisconsin interstate amid whiteout conditions

US jobless claims fall to 547,000, another pandemic low

Legal analyst expects differences in next three former MPD officers' trial

DOJ will look for patterns similar to what 5 INVESTIGATES found at MPD