A CP Rail train. (Black Press Media files)

UPDATE: Probe underway into cause of 27-car freight train derailment near Field

CP Rail says work crews have been sent to the site and the Transportation Safety Board is investigating

Cleanup work is underway at the scene of a Canadian Pacific Railway train derailment just east of Field, B.C., near the Alberta boundary.

CP Rail says in a statement that there were no injuries when 16 cars in the freight train went off the tracks Thursday around 11:10 a.m. MST, about eight kilometres east of the community.

The company says it was a mixed-manifest freight, meaning it was carrying a variety of commodities, but there were no hazardous goods involved.

Crews reached the area Thursday evening but there is no immediate word on how long it will be before the scene is cleared.

CP Rail says it is rerouting rail traffic.

The Transportation Safety Board is investigating the derailment.

The Canadian Press

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