'Plenty of spilled corn' after derailment near Emerson
About 20 rail cars cars filled with corn jumped the tracks Friday afternoon, Mounties say
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.
<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/rcmpmb?src=hash">#rcmpmb</a> from Morris & Emerson on scene at train derailment north of Dominion City. No injuries, non-hazardous, just plenty of spilled corn. <a href="https://t.co/E8nNtLRoqq">pic.twitter.com/E8nNtLRoqq</a>—@rcmpmb