Mark Weber/Red Deer Express

Mark Weber/Red Deer Express

UPDATE: Train derailment sends seven rail cars off the track

Derailment caused closure north of Springbrook

Blackfalds RCMP responded to a Canadian Pacific (CP) train derailment June 8th. This caused a closure of Hwy. 2A north between McKenzie Road and Springbrook.

At approximately 4:45 p.m., 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 were needed as the location of this was in a rural non-residential area. Members of Alberta Highways, Environmental Services, Hazardous materials and emergency services were on scene.

No injuries were reported. No other information is available at this time.

-Submitted by Blackfalds RCMP