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TSB investigates train derailment near Lethbridge

WATCH ABOVE: CP Rail continues to clean up a train derailment east of Lethbridge. Twenty-five cars went off the tracks and officials said they were carrying grain. Quinn Campbell reports.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada has deployed an investigator to the scene of a train derailment east of Lethbridge.

At about 2 a.m. Friday, a CP Rail freight train carrying grain derailed west of Barnwell, Alta., according to CP Rail.

About 25 bulk container cars came off the tracks near Range Road 18-1, according to the M.D. of Taber Regional Fire Service.

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Range Road 18-1 north of Highway 3 was shut down to traffic Friday morning as crews worked to clean up the derailment. Westbound traffic on Highway 3 near Range Road 18-1 was reduced to one lane Friday morning.

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CP Rail said no one was injured and there are no public safety concerns.

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The TSB said Friday morning it deployed an investigator to the site of the Canadian Pacific Railway train derailment. The investigator will “gather information and assess the occurrence,” a statement from the TSB said.

CP Rail also dispatched a team to the site on Friday.

Barnwell is located about 50 kilometres northeast of Lethbridge.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada investigates a CP Rail train derailment east of Lethbrige, Alta., Friday, Oct. 11, 2019.
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada investigates a CP Rail train derailment east of Lethbrige, Alta., Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. Quinn Campbell, Global News
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada investigates a CP Rail train derailment east of Lethbrige, Alta., Friday, Oct. 11, 2019.
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada investigates a CP Rail train derailment east of Lethbrige, Alta., Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. Credit, Facebook: M.D. of Taber Regional Fire Service
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada investigates a CP Rail train derailment east of Lethbrige, Alta., Friday, Oct. 11, 2019.
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada investigates a CP Rail train derailment east of Lethbrige, Alta., Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. Credit, Facebook: M.D. of Taber Regional Fire Service
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada investigates a CP Rail train derailment east of Lethbrige, Alta., Friday, Oct. 11, 2019.
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada investigates a CP Rail train derailment east of Lethbrige, Alta., Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. Quinn Campbell, Global News