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CP Rail derailment west of Banff sends cars into creek bed

12/26/2014 11:49 EST | Updated 02/25/2015 05:59 EST
A Canadian Pacific Railway freight train travelling west of Banff, Alta., derailed early today, sending rail cars into a creek bed below a bridge.

CP said in a statement there were no injuries to the crew, no public safety issues and no dangerous goods involved.

The west-bound train derailed at about 2 a.m. MT. The 16 cars contained grain and concrete, CP said.

The derailment "did impact a small, low-level railway bridge."

Canadian Pacific crews have been deployed to the scene, and will consult with Parks Canada about any environmental issues.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada has also sent a team of investigators.

"CP's emergency protocols were immediately enacted and all safety precautions and measures are being taken as our crews respond to the situation with local officials," the statement said.

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