Traffic slow, but no injuries or dangerous good spilled, in Alberta train derailment

TABER, Alta. — RCMP say a Canadian Pacific train has derailed near Taber, Alta., a small town about 260 kilometres southeast of Calgary.

Mounties say in a news release today that 11 railcars derailed in various locations along Highway 3 between Highway 26 to Range Road 163 and 162.

Canadian Pacific Railway police are still on the scene with highway control services and traffic on Highway 3 has been directed to one lane east and west while cleanup continues.

RCMP say there have been no reported injuries and that no dangerous goods have spilled.

Police are recommending drivers avoid travel if possible and to slow down and adjust their driving to road conditions if travel is necessary.

RCMP media liaison Const. Sarah Williams says that Taber RCMP are no longer on the scene and she did not know what was inside the railcars that derailed.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 28, 2022.

The Canadian Press