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Train derails in Lloydminster

A locomotive and seven tank cars carrying oil derailed in Lloydminster on Friday afternoon.
On Saturday, crews cleaned up the site of a train derailment near Lloydminster, Sask. (Courtesy of Newcap)

A locomotive and seven tank cars carrying oil derailed in Lloydminster, which straddles the Alberta-Saskatchewan border, on Friday afternoon.

The derailment occurred around 5 p.m. while the train was moving cars out of the railyard.

The tank cars were carrying oil but none of it spilled. Some diesel fuel was released from the locomotive but contained by the fire department.

CP Rail spokesman Ed Greenberg says the cars are on the side of the track.

"We have crews on scene going through our strict protocols and procedures when it comes to ensuring that the site is safe and secure," he said.

"A full investigation is being conducted to determine what took place — not just the cause, but the circumstances that led to the cause."

No one was hurt and the area didn’t have to be evacuated.

With files from The Canadian Press