Northbound Highway 2A closed after 7 CP Rail cars leave the tracks south of Red Deer, Alta.

Seven Canadian Pacific Railway train cars derailed just south of Red Deer, Alta., on Friday, forcing Highway 2A north to be shut down.

Rail cars were carrying crude oil and RCMP say 1 is reported to be leaking

RCMP say seven CP Rail cars left the tracks south of Red Deer. (Submitted by Blake Jackson)

UPDATE: RCMP say as of 6 p.m. Saturday, Highway 2A has been reopened. CP Rail says the track reopened to train traffic Saturday morning.

Seven Canadian Pacific Railway train cars derailed just south of Red Deer, Alta., on Friday, forcing Highway 2A north to be shut down.

The accident happened near Springbrook, about 130 kilometres north of Calgary.

The train cars — carrying crude oil — left the tracks about 4:45 p.m. and RCMP say one is reported to be leaking.  Highway 2A north was closed between McKenzie Road and Springbrook and traffic is being diverted.

No evacuations were ordered as the accident happened in what police describe as a rural, non-residential area.

A number of provincial agencies, including Alberta Highways, Environmental Services, hazardous materials and emergency services, were dispatched to the scene.

No injuries were reported.

CP police are leading the investigation and no other information is available.