43 CP potash railcars derailed near Fort Macleod, Alta., RCMP says

About 43 westbound Canadian Pacific (CP) train cars carrying potash derailed Sunday morning northeast of Fort Macleod, Alta., RCMP says.

At 8:15 a.m., Mounties responded to a train derailment between Range Roads 251 and 252, near Highway 3. Firefighters and CP Rail also attended the scene, police said.

There are no injuries or public safety concerns, RCMP says.

The cause of the derailment is being investigated, a spokesman for CP Rail told CBC News. (Submitted by Rhonda Sauerberg)

CP crews have begun repairs, a CP Rail spokesperson told CBC News in an email.

The cause of the derailment is under investigation, she added.

RCMP said traffic in the area is being diverted. Traffic on Highway 3 westbound will be diverted to the berm of the road for the next several hours while crews work on site.

Police are asking the public to try and avoid the area.

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