43 CP Rail cars carrying potash derailed near Fort Macleod, Alta., RCMP say
No injuries reported or concerns to public safety, say RCMP
About 43 westbound Canadian Pacific (CP) Rail cars carrying potash derailed northeast of Fort Macleod, Alta., Sunday morning, RCMP say.
At 8:15 a.m., Mounties responded to a train derailment between Range Roads 251 and 252, near Highway 3. Fire crews and CP Rail also came to the scene, according to police.
There are no injuries or concerns to public safety, RCMP say.
CP crews have started recovery work, a spokesperson for CP Rail told CBC News in an email.
The cause of the derailment is under investigation, they added.
RCMP responding to train derailment near Fort MacLeod. On May 22, 2022, at 8:15 a.m., near Highway 3, between Range Road 251 and Range Road 252. There are no injuries reported or concerns to public safety. CP Rail has responded. Traffic on Highway 3 is being re-routed.—@RCMPAlberta
RCMP said traffic in the area is being re-routed. Westbound Highway 3 traffic is being diverted onto the shoulder of the road for the next several hours as crews work at the scene.
Police are asking the public to try and avoid the area.