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No injuries reported after train derails in Red Wing

Nineteen Canadian Pacific railcars derailed late Sunday morning Feb. 5, 2012, near Bay Point Park in Red Wing, Minn. -- photo by Tim Alms1 / 2
All rail traffic was diverted, including Amtrak, after 19 cars derailed Sunday in Red Wing. Traffic could resume late Monday, Mayor Dennis Egan reported from the command center.2 / 2

A Canadian Pacific freight train derailed in Red Wing on Sunday morning. There were no injuries reported after 19 empty cars left the tracks near Bay Point Park before 10 a.m. Two of the cars fell off the tracks completely.

Crews are continuing to work on cleaning up the site, CP spokesman Ed Greenberg said. There is no risk to the general public and the company is able to reroute other rail traffic, he said.

"Our main concern at the scene in Red Wing is to ensure everything is being done safely," he said. "We're working to ensure the site remains safe and secure as cleanup continues."

Officials still are looking into the cause of the derailment, and a full investigation has been launched, the spokesman said.

Mayor Dennis Egan reported from command headquarters at Jackson Street and Levee Road at 2 p.m.

"No injuries, no hazardous waste. It looks like maybe 24 hours or so they could have things back up and running," he said.