UPDATE: Five empty sand cars derail in Winona County

Investigators with local law enforcement as well as Canadian-Pacific Railway were at the scene of a freight train derailment in Winona County late Sunday night.

According to Winona County Emergency Management, five empty grain cars at the end of the train derailed.

The partial derailment was reported at about 10:45 p.m. near Secluded Road in Dresbach. News 8’s crew at the scene says most of the train is still on the tracks. According to the Dakota Fire Captain, initial reports suggest rainy weather played a role in the derailment.

No injuries are reported. There’s no risk to public safety.

UPDATE: Canadian-Pacific issued a statement:

“At approximately 11 p.m. last night, a CP train derailed empty sand cars north of La Crescent. There were no injuries, no hazardous material involved, and no public safety issues.

CP immediately dispatched teams to the site to begin removing derailed cars and reinstating the rail line to operation. Safety will be their focus as work continues at the site.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.”