The rail crossing that was the site of an accident between a logging truck and a CN Rail train has been reopened by CN Rail.
The solution that was worked on by CN Rail and by Hampton Affiliates, the owners of the Decker Lake Forest Products sawmill was that Hampton has hired a temporary flag person to monitor the crossing.
This will allow logs to be once again delivered to the sawmill, and give CN Rail and Hampton time to evaluate the situation further.
“This is a temporary solution while CN evaluates whether equipment, such as automated lights and the like are required,” Steve Zika, President and Chief Executive Officer said, “I am not sure how long the evaluation of other potential solutions will take, but we are relieved in the mean time to be able to get logs delivered off highway to our Decker Lake sawmill again.”
The accident caused 22 intermodal cars and two locomotives to derail.
It caused the closure of the rail line for the entire day, and the closing of the crossing for nearly one month.