Update July 31: Train Derailment in Lethbridge County
UPDATE JULY 31, 2018
Coaldale and District Emergency Services had fire crews on standby at the incident site throughout the night and until 7:00 am this morning while the derailed cars were moved. Township Road 7-2 is now reopened. Fire crews are no longer on scene.
There will be rail cars to the side of the tracks as clean up continues and crews work to have the tracks operational.
“Coaldale and District Emergency Services did an excellent job of ensuring the public’s safety during this event,” says Chief Administrative Officer Ann Mitchell. “As CP Rail is still working in the area, the public is asked to be aware of equipment and to stay away from the derailed cars for your safety.”
PREVIOUS UPDATE JULY 30, 2018
LETHBRIDGE COUNTY– A train carrying grain has derailed in Lethbridge County. Coaldale and District Emergency Services is on scene. Motorists are advised that Township Road 7-2 at Highway 4 is closed and will remain closed until further notice.
“There is currently no danger to the public,” says Chief Administrative Officer Ann Mitchell. “Emergency crews are working hard at the scene and the public is asked to drive with caution in the area and observe posted detours.”