CP Rail freight train carrying potash derails in Crowsnest Pass

A CP Rail train has derailed in the Crowsnest Pass just east of the British Columbia and Alberta border, a spokesperson confirmed Friday.

The train, which was carrying potash, derailed at approximately 5 p.m., the spokesperson said. There were no dangerous goods involved.

“There were no injuries to the crew,” said CP spokesperson Salem Woodrow. “CP immediately deployed resources to the site.”

The cause of the incident remains under investigation, Woodrow said.

No other information, including how many cars were involved and what is being done for cleanup and containment, was immediately available.

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