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Highway near Brooks closed due to train derailment – Calgary

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A highway near Brooks is closed due to a train derailment, 511 Alberta reports.



In a social media post at around 6:25 p.m. on Monday, 511 Alberta said Highway 873 in Brooks is closed in both directions because of a train derailment.

An RCMP news release on Saturday evening said officers received reports from the fire department about a train derailment at around 4:34 p.m. The derailment happened near Highway 873 and Range Road 142 south of Brooks.

No injuries were reported, police said.

Around 17 train cars carrying 34 C-cans and various other products were derailed, according to the release.

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RCMP said Canadian Pacific Railway police will lead the investigation once they arrive.

As of 8:47 p.m., the roads between Highway 1A and 7th Street East, as well as Highway 1A and Range Road 142, are closed and officers are directing traffic in the area. The RCMP said the roads will be closed “for some time.”

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The highway was reopened at around 9:38 p.m., according to 511 Alberta.

In a statement to Global News, CPKC said:

“Multiple cars of a CPKC train derailed just east of Brooks, Alberta just after 4:30 p.m. Monday night. There were no injuries and the involved cars are carrying shipping containers. CPKC teams are responding to the site to begin a full assessment and clean up.  The cause of the derailment is under investigation.”


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