Evacuees return home after derailment in southern Manitoba

Around 40 people forced from their homes in Emerson, Man. Tuesday were allowed to go home Wednesday morning.

Train cars carrying unscented propane derailed in Emerson, causing evacuations Tuesday

Area residents are being allowed to return to their homes Wednesday morning after a train carrying unscented propane derailed in Emerson, Man. Tuesday. (CBC)

Around 40 people forced from their homes in Emerson, Man. Tuesday were allowed to go home Wednesday morning.

A train with two cars carrying unscented propane derailed in Emerson near Taylor Avenue and Fifth Street East around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Although no one was hurt and officials confirmed no leaks were detected, people living within a 100 metres of the crash site were forced to evacuate as a precaution.

Emerson Mayor Wayne Arseny said fire crews had cleaned up debris from the derailment by about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. Road blocks prohibiting people from entering the area have been removed and residents have been told they can return to their homes.