CBC: Drone footage shows extent of oil spill near St. Lazare, Man.
CN Rail is working to clean up the site, but has not said how much oil was spilled or when cleanup will be complete.
However, one soil expert says the job will likely be easier thanks to the cold temperatures.
“Luckily, the ground is frozen,” said Francis Zvomuya, a professor at the University of Manitoba who researches management of contaminated land.
Zvomuya said there shouldn’t been too much seepage into the ground.
“They should be able to dig up the thin layer that is impacted by that oil, so the cleanup success should be relatively good.”