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Jul 28

Investigation continues into train derailment near Coutts

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Emergency crews are cleaning up following a train derailment near the Alberta-Montana border.

A total of 19 cars left the tracks in a rural area, roughly five kilometres north of Coutts, AB.

According to Canadian Pacific, there were no injuries sustained in the derailment, which happened late Friday afternoon.

The train was carrying coal, however CP has no environmental concerns, as all of the cars remained upright.

“We take the necessary steps for proper environmental remediation once the initial cleanup stage has been completed,” said Ed Greenberg, a CP spokesperson.

Greenberg told Global News that as of Saturday evening, only four cars had yet to be back on the rail line.

Once the track is repaired and inspected, the line is expected to re-open on Sunday morning.

Cause of the derailment is still under investigation.

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