RED WING (AP) -- Canadian Pacific Railway workers labored Sunday to replace 1,500 feet of track damaged when a CPR train derailed downtown.
Twenty-nine train cars slammed into a warehouse along the Mississippi River at around 6:30 a.m. Saturday. Investigators discovered Sunday that the accident also derailed five additional empty rail cars parked on a side track, CPR spokeswoman Laura Baenen said.
The incident caused a brief scare Saturday when at least one of the derailed cars was found to be leaking methanol. But only a small amount of the hazardous material had leaked and evaporated.
No injuries were reported.
The accident is being investigated by CPR authorities and the Federal Railroad Administration. Baenen said authorities still didn't know what caused the derailment.
She estimated workers would be finished repairing the damaged track by noon Monday.
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