RCMP Alberta - Blackfalds RCMP are currently on scene of a Canadian Pacific (CP) train derailment. Highway 2A north between McKenzie Road and Springbrook is closed with traffic being diverted.
At approximately 4:45 pm, Blackfalds RCMP responded to a report of seven rail cars derailed having left the tracks. The cars were carrying crude oil, one leaking. No evacuations have been needed as the location of this is in a rural non-residential area. Members of Alberta Highways, Environmental Services, Hazardous materials and emergency services remain on scene.
No injuries are reported. CP Police are leading the investigation, no other information is available at this time when updates are available an additional release will be provided.
Blackfalds RCMP are advising area motorists that the environmental clean up and removal of train cars will be on going through the night. For this procedure the present Highway 2A road closure between McKenzie Road and county area north of Springbrook will remain in effect for the next 18 - 24 hours.
We appreciated the patience and understanding of all area motorists and those that commute through that corridor.