Potash-carrying rail cars derail on McKellar Island track
12 cars left the tracks Sunday evening
Officials with Canadian Pacific Railway say there is no threat to the environment or people after 12 cars derailed on a section of track on McKellar Island Sunday evening.
The cars were carrying potash, according to an emailed statement sent to CBC News from a CP Rail spokesperson.
The incident occurred around 7:30 p.m.
CP described the section of track where the incident occurred as "customer track" but didn't provide further clarification about whose property they were on when contacted by CBC News.
The railway said its crews were on-site dealing with the situation and that it remains under investigation.