Canadian Pacific freight train derails southeast of Saskatoon

A Canadian Pacific freight train hauling potash has derailed southeast of Saskatoon. Devin Sauer / Global News

A Canadian Pacific Railway freight train has derailed southeast of Saskatoon.

A farmer in the area said up to 40 rail cars piled up Friday morning just west of the rural municipality of Blucher.

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Canadian Pacific (TSX:CP) said the train was carrying potash and no dangerous goods were involved.

No one was hurt but an official with the municipality said the derailment has forced the closure of some roads.

There was no immediate word on the cause of the derailment.

CPR said it has an emergency response team at the site.

“We take this extremely seriously and will be focused on safety as we continue to deal with this incident,” a company spokesman said in an email.

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“An investigation into the incident is ongoing.”

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Blucher is approximately 45 kilometres southeast of Saskatoon.

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