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Train derailed in Red Wing

Tim Alms/ Republican Eagle Nineteen Canadian Pacific railcars derailed late Sunday morning near Bay Point Park in Red Wing. All rail traffic was being diverted, including Amtrak.

RED WING -- Canadian Pacific freight train derailed in Red Wing on Sunday morning.

There were no injuries reported after 19 empty cars left the tracks near Bay Point Park before 10 a.m.

Two of the cars fell off the tracks completely.

Crews are continuing to work on cleaning up the site, CP spokesman Ed Greenberg said.

There is no risk to the general public and the company is able to reroute other rail traffic, he said.

"Our main concern at the scene in Red Wing is to ensure everything is being done safely," he said. "We're working to ensure the site remains safe and secure as cleanup continues."

Officials still are looking into the cause of the derailment, and a full investigation has been launched, the spokesman said.

Mayor Dennis Egan reported from command headquarters at Jackson Street and Levee Road at 2 p.m.

"No injuries, no hazardous waste. It looks like maybe 24 hours or so they could have things back up and running," he said.

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