CP train hauling potash derails near Blucher
SASKATOON It is not clear what caused an eastbound Canadian Pacific Railway train to derail near Blucher, about 30 km southeast of Saskatoon, but the railway has said no one was injured.
The train went off the rails around 7:55 a.m. Friday. Initial reports indicate that more than 30 Canpotex Ltd. cars loaded with potash left the track, CP spokesman Jeremy Berry said in an email.
Crews with heavy equipment were on the scene early Friday afternoon, examining the crumpled grey railcars and large piles of pink-coloured potash spilled on the ground.
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) said Friday it is sending investigators to the scene.