Five rail cars carrying glycol left the tracks in central Alberta, but a railway spokeswoman says none of the chemical spilled.

Canadian Pacific Railway’s Breanne Feigel says part of a southbound freight derailed north of Penhold yesterday.

She says no one was hurt and there was no environmental damage.

Glycol is used in the production of anti-freeze.

A detour was put in place on Highway 2A during the cleanup.

Feigel says security measures are in place to stop the train.

“What happens when some cars are involved in an incident is that the train does go into an emergency brake situation.

“So that’s what’s happened in this case. The brakes turn on automatically and it puts the engineer and the conductor into a position to stop the train properly and assess the situation.”

Feigel also said the railway was focusing on reopening the line and investigating why it happened.