Two neighbourhoods in Sturgeon County have been evacuated after a train derailment in the area.

Canadian National Railway said a train headed south derailed at approximately 1:30 p.m. north of Sturgeon Road.

"We know we have multiple cars that are derailed,” CN Media Relations manager Patrick Waldron told CTV News on the phone. "We don’t have any reports of injuries.

RCMP told CTV News the Riverridge and Noroncal neighbourhoods were evacuated as precaution, but there are no safety concerns for the public.

Sturgeon County said approximately 46 homes were affected, and a reception centre is set up at Namao Hall located at 24400 Highway 37.

A man who lives directly in front of where the derailment occurred says the train was carrying oil.

"When I walked up to the tracks to check if the conductor was OK, you could see that some of the cars were leaking," Patrick Potter said.

CN’s emergency response is on scene investigating the derailment with local emergency crews.