One person is dead after a train hit a road grader Thursday morning about 50 kilometres northwest of North Battleford, Sask.
The collision caused 16 cars to derail as well as the locomotive, and killed the driver of the grader.
The eastbound train was hauling crude oil, some which spilled in the crash, which happened near the village of Paynton.
The RCMP estimated about 1,000 litres of oil leaked from at least two of the oil tankers.
CN Rail is working to contain the oil spill, assisted by the Maidstone fire department, the RCMP said, adding the clean up may take weeks.
Michael Honoroski is still shaken up after seeing the crash Thursday morning.
"It was like thunder," he said. "The whole house shook."
"I heard the horn on the train stop abruptly and it didn't sound right and I looked out the window and I seen the train piled up," he continued.
Honoroski lives about 180 metres from the tracks and says though there is a stop sign on the south side and a yield sign on the north it's still a blind intersection because trees block the train tracks from view.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.
Much of Saskatchewan was dealing with blowing snow Thursday, but police said visibility was good at the time of the collision.
Police haven't released the name of the grader driver.