Emergency crews respond to derailed train cars carrying 'tar sand' in central Alberta

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BLACKFALDS, ALBERTA — RCMP in central Alberta say emergency crews are responding to the derailment of a 20-car train carrying "tar sand."

Mounties in Blackfalds say the crews are actively working to contain and manage a spill.

Details on exactly what and how much material spilled Friday night were not immediately available.

There were no reports of injuries or fire.

RCMP say the Lacombe Police Service, EMS, Lacombe Fire, CP Rail and CN Rail are on the scene at Highway 2A and Range Road 270A.

Traffic in the area is being rerouted and police are requesting people to avoid the area.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 2, 2021

The Canadian Press

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