CP Rail responds to small derailment in Kamloops

By James Peters
March 20, 2017 - 9:00am Updated: March 20, 2017 - 2:11pm

KAMLOOPS — CP Rail says a small derailment in its downtown Kamloops yard Sunday was caused by a "yard assignment."

In an email, Media Relations Spokesperson Salem Woodrow says three cars derailed at about 3:40 p.m. Sunday.

Woodrow says the cars were not loaded at the time, and there were no injuries.

She says the company's emergency response process was launched "immediately" and the incident is under investigation.

Woodrow adds "all appropriate emergency notifications were made."

A spokesperson for Kamloops Fire Rescue told CFJC News KFR was aware of the derailment, but were not asked to attend.

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