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UPDATE: Rail line back in operation after train derails near Clayton

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CLAYTON (KWWL) -

According to a Canadian Pacific Railroad spokesperson, crews worked overnight to repair the railroad lines. 

As of Sunday morning, the rail line is back in operation.

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Clean-up efforts are underway north of Clayton, after a train derailed at 11:45 a.m. Saturday.

According to a Canadian Pacific Railroad spokesperson, a rock slide happened over the railroad tracks a few miles from Clayton, and the engineer was unable to stop in time before seeing the debris.

Both the engineer and conductor on the train are OK.

CP spokesperson Andy Cummings says the lead locomotive and 12 empty cars derailed.

No dangerous items or liquids were in the cars during the time of the crash.

Right now, all cars are upright, and crews are working to restore the railroad lines.

Cummings says they expect to reopen the lines sometime Sunday morning, and he says safety is a top priority.

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