Beiseker RCMP responded to a collision on Highway 575 resulting in the highway being impassable.

At approximately 11:00 am, a semi-trailer unit and a train collided at the railway crossing on Highway 575 near Township road 243. The semi, which was loaded with grain struck the train, causing a minor derailment and blocking the highway.

The driver of the semi was treated on scene for minor injuries and no other injuries were reported. Heavy fog is believed to have been a factor in the collision.

Traffic is expected to be diverted for several hours while the truck and train are cleared from the crossing.

TrainCN2Highway 575 is blocked of at Highway 21.

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