Train derails near Parkers Prairie
A train derailed near Parkers Prairie just after 6 a.m. this morning.
The Canadian Pacific Railroad train was traveling southeast past the intersection of 150th Street and 555th Avenue when it lost its air brakes and went into emergency mode, according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office.
Fourteen cars derailed, some of them completely off the tracks. The train was carrying crude oil.
Several cars ruptured but oil was contained in a relatively small area, according to the sheriff’s office.
No injuries were reported.
The train had 94 cars and was about 5,700 feet long.
The Parkers Prairie Fire Department, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and Canadian Pacific personnel responded to the scene.
The investigation is continuing.