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Winds to blame for train derailment in western Saskatchewan

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Andrea Bagley
Digital Reporter

Friday, August 29, 2014, 12:53 PM - Severe thunderstorms ripped through the Prairie provinces Thursday night, with strong winds and large hail being the main severe risks.

A train derailment was reported in southeastern Saskatchewan at about 7:30 pm eastern time, and Canadian Pacific Railway officials say "strong plow winds" were the cause. 


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According to CPR, the derailment occurred about 200 km west of Regina. Officials say over 30 rail cars went off the track.

A plow wind moves along a narrow, straight path and is usually associated with a thunderstorm.

Officials say no dangerous goods were onboard the train and no injuries or leaks have been reported.

With files from The Canadian Press

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