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OPP investigating ‘senseless act’ involving railway tracks in Mattawa

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An investigation is underway in Mattawa after Ontario Provincial Police reports someone tampered with the rails near Taggart Lake Road.  

The OPP says parts of the rail that affect the switch mechanism were removed sometime between October 21st and 25th.  

They also say objects had been stacked on the tracks a short distance away. 

Police remind everyone to stay clear of railway tracks pointing out that tracks, yards and equipment are private property. 

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“This senseless act could have caused a train to derail, resulting in severe damage, injury or death,” states a release from North Bay OPP. 

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the North Bay OPP at: 1-888-310-1122 or  for those that wish to remain anonymous they can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). 

Tips can also be submitted online to: ontariocrimestoppers.ca

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