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A train derailment northeast of Brandon is still under investigation.
The derailment, involving a Canadian Pacific Railway train, occurred on the main CPR line in the RM of Lansdowne near Arden (approximately 115 kilometers from Brandon) around 10:30 p.m. Saturday night.
No injuries were reported and the railway said there were no public safety concerns.
According to Calgary-based CPR spokesperson Kevin Hersak, 27 cars came off the railway's main line tracks including 22 loads of grain, three loads of potash and to empty grain cars.
Cleanup started last night and continues today and Hersak suspects the line cleanup will finish up on Monday and trains will resume regular routes while the investigation goes on.
"All safety precautions and measures were taken before clean up commenced," Hersak said.
The main line through the Brandon area is still running.
"We obviously take every incident very seriously and a full investigation will be undertaken into what took place and what lead to the cause of the derailment," Hersak said.
CPR crews are still investigating the cause of the derailment. The incident was not at any type of crossing, according to Hersak.
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