'Plenty of spilled corn' after derailment near Emerson

A big cleanup is underway on a rail line in southern Manitoba after several cars full of corn jumped the tracks Friday afternoon.

About 20 rail cars cars filled with corn jumped the tracks Friday afternoon, Mounties say

About 20 hopper cars full of corn jumped the tracks near Dominion City, Man., on Friday. (Manitoba RCMP/Twitter)

A big cleanup job is underway on a rail line in southern Manitoba after several train cars full of corn jumped the tracks Friday afternoon.

Twenty-three cars were derailed about 12:45 p.m. on the tracks near Dominion City, Man., about 15 kilometres north of Emerson.

RCMP tweeted there were no injuries and no hazardous materials spilled — just "plenty of spilled corn."

Const. Paul Manaigre  said the derailment did not interrupt traffic or damage any property.

Manaigre said he wasn't able to speculate on a cause for the derailment, but  said the clean-up timeframe will be considerable, "considering the amount of debris to remove and track to repair."

RCMP officers from Morris and Emerson are assisting CP Rail with the incident, Manaigre said.