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The first round of thunderstorms moving through Manitoba packed some high winds as forecasted. Some were so powerful they apparently pushed train cars clear off the tracks. 

Twitter user @RickRutherford1 posted a picture on the social media site shortly after 6:00 p.m.

It shows several train cars off the tracks on the Canadian Pacific rail line east of Rosser, MB.

Canadian Pacific's media relations manager, Andy Cummings, confirmed that approximately 13 cars left the tracks. However, he cautions that the cause is still under investigation.

The train was carrying shipping containers on flatcars, and derailed at approximately 6:00 p.m. according to CP. 

Cummings says that there were no injuries and no public safety issues. CP has dispatched teams to the site to begin the cleanup process.

Thunderstorm warnings have been popping up and disappearing just as quickly as they come throughout the afternoon on Tuesday.

A system has been tracking from North Dakota through Manitoba and is expected to continue developing storms through the evening and into Wednesday.

Rosser is approximately 10 km northwest of the Perimeter Highway on Highway 221.

Read more:

"Keep an eye on the sky today": Big storms headed for Manitoba

Severe thunderstorm warnings in Manitoba; lightning, rain, hail expected


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