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UPDATE: Train derails near Carlos, no injuries reported w/video

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Train cars were piled in a heap after a Canadian Pacific train near Carlos derailed Friday afternoon. (Al Edenloff / Echo Press) 2 / 3
Canadian Pacific railroad crews were on scene investigating a train that derailed near Carlos Friday around 1:30 p.m. (Al Edenloff / Echo Press) 3 / 3

A Canadian Pacific train derailed near Carlos at approximately 1:30 p.m., Friday, March 1. 

The derailment was near Highway 29 and Prairie Road, south of Carlos. More than 10 cars were involved. There were no injuries and no public safety issues, according to Andy Cummings, CP manager of media relations. 

There were two crewpersons on board the train when it derailed. Cummings said the train was carrying grain and potash and that CP immediately dispatched teams to the site. The cause of the derailment is not known at this time and is under investigation, said Cummings.

Deputies from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office were on scene, helping with traffic control. Roads around the derailment were closed.

No further information was available at this time. 

Celeste Edenloff

Celeste is a reporter for the Alexandria Echo Press and has lived in the Alexandria Lakes Area since 1997. She first worked for the Echo Press as a reporter from 1999 to 2011, and returned in June 2016 to report on the community she calls home. Besides writing articles for the Echo Press, she has a blog, “Newspaper Girl on the Run.” Celeste is on a continuous healthy living journey and loves to teach bootcamp fitness classes and run. She has participated in more than 200 races with her husband, Al, covering the 5K, 10K, 10-mile and half-marathon (13.1 mile) distances.

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