April 29, 2002
NEWMARKET- On Wednesday, May 29, the Regional Municipality of York, together with the Town of Newmarket and GO Transit, will be conducting a mock exercise involving a tanker truck and a simulated GO Transit train collision at the Timothy Street intersection in downtown Newmarket (link here for map).
A site perimeter will be sectioned off at the Timothy Street intersection and traffic will be re-routed around Timothy Street during the exercise; however, the flow of traffic will not be interrupted on Main Street.
The purpose of the exercise, which is expected to run from approximately 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., is to test York Region, the Town of Newmarket and GO Transit's emergency preparedness programs. For more information, visit the Emergency Measures or the Emergency Preparedness Guide at www.york.region.on.ca or www.town.newmarket.on.ca
Contact: Patrick Casey, Senior Media Relations Specialist, York Region