A Canadian Pacific train derailed and leaked hazardous materials in North Dakota just before midnight on Sunday.
According to Valley News Live, authorities said 31 cars of the 70-car train derailed near Wyndmere before leaking petroleum, which is used in the production of asphalt. Authorities said the public is not in any danger as a result of the wreck.
Hazardous materials experts with Canadian Pacific are on the scene.
No injuries have been reported. No evacuations have been ordered.
Richland County Emergency Manager Brett Lambrecht said the train’s oil is flammable, but a fire is unlikely because the cars derailed in the snow, which solidifies and cools the oil, KVRR reported.
The wreck is the latest in a series of train derailments that have been occurring across the United States in recent months. Last week, a Norfolk Southern freight train derailed in Massachusetts.
A total of 10 train cars went off the tracks and the Massachusetts Department of Emergency Management said it was told the cars that derailed were carrying trash and recycling materials.
Earlier this month, another Norfolk Southern train derailed in Ohio, sending dozens of train cars off the tracks. Norfolk Southern made headlines again that same week when a train derailed in Calhoun County, Alabama.
A 50-car train derailment also took place on Feb. 3 in East Palestine, OH. Ten of the cars on the derailed train were transporting hazardous materials.
This was a breaking news story. The details were periodically updated as more information became available.