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Emergency crews on scene of train derailment near Lethbridge
Ten CP Rail cars carrying canola derailed near Lethbridge
Published Monday, July 30, 2018 5:10PM MDT
Coaldale and District Emergency Services are on scene of a train derailment in Lethbridge County.
The train was travelling westbound Highway 4 when it derailed.
No one was injured.
« About ten cars came off the tracks. Very fortunate that it’s hauling canola and that seems to be the only substance that has spilled,” says Sergeant Glenn Henry of the Coaldale RCMP.
“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.”
Both fire and police will be on scene for the next few hours which means Township Road 7-2 at Highway 4 is closed is closed until further notice.
CP Rail police are now leading the investigation into what caused the derailment.