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43 CP cars involved in derailment near Fort Macleod

The cleanup is underway after 43 CP Rail cars carrying potash ran off the tracks Sunday morning east of Fort Macleod, Alta.

RCMP said the incident happened around 8:15 a.m. along Highway 3 between Range Road 251 and Range Road 252, about 170 kilometers south of Calgary.

No injuries were reported.

Officials say the cleanup will take several hours and traffic will be slow when traveling through the area.

CP Rail said in a statement there were no public safety concerns.

“CP personnel responded to the scene and recovery operations are underway,” it read.

The cause of the derailment is under investigation.

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