September 4, 2014 1:59 pm

CP freight train cars derail in Wetaskiwin

A CP Rail train travels down the tracks.

Jeff McIntosh / The Canadian Press archives

EDMONTON – Four cars on a Canadian Pacific freight train derailed around 5 a.m. Thursday in Wetaskiwin, however the company says all four cars stayed upright.

CP adds there were no leaks or spills, and that there were no injuries to the crew, no public safety issues, and no environmental concerns.

The cars involved were empty, and had previously transported fertilizer and butane.

The company says it takes every incident seriously. A spokesperson explains CP’s emergency protocols were immediately put into place and “all safety precautions and measures are being taken as our crews respond to the situation with local officials.”

“Safety is CP’s highest priority and we will be conducting a full investigation into not only the cause, but what led to the cause as well,” explained Salem Woodrow.


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