There was no immediate word on the cause of the crash, but the Transportation Safety Board of Canada deployed a team of investigators to Silton following the derailment northwest of Craven.
Cleanup was expected to go on throughout Friday night and into Saturday morning, but CP did not have an estimate when it would all be cleared.
Several of the cars were carrying potash, some of which spilled on the ground beside the track, which is located up the slope from Last Mountain Lake.
There were no dangerous goods spilled.
No one was injured in the derailment.
The RCMP was on the scene for part of the day, but left the derailment by midday Friday.
Published: December 2nd 2016 | Source: Regina Leader-Post