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Train derailment reroutes traffic in southeast Calgary

Traffic is being rerouted in the southeast Calgary area of Ogden following a train derailment early Saturday.

Investigation into the cause of the derailment is ongoing, Canadian Pacific Railway says

A Canadian Pacific tanker car lays on its side following a derailment near Calgary's Alyth Yard on Dec. 11, 2021. (Ose Irete/CBC)

Traffic is being rerouted in the southeast Calgary area of Ogden following a train derailment. 

A train derailed around 3:45 a.m. at the Alyth Yard, said a spokesperson from Canadian Pacific Railway. According to CP, there were no leaks or spills involving dangerous goods.

A train passes by on an adjacent track as crews work after a derailment near Calgary's Alyth Yard on Dec. 11, 2021. (Ose Irete/CBC)

Canadian Pacific crews were dispatched to respond to the situation, and there were no injuries, the spokesperson said. 

An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

The derailment initially caused both lanes of traffic on Ogden Road to shut down, Calgary police said.

Machine operators work on the track after a derailment in the 5000 block of Ogden Road in southeast Calgary on Dec. 11, 2021. (Ose Irete/CBC)

Traffic is now open in the southbound lane of Ogden Road, while northbound traffic remains closed between 50 Ave. S.E. and 42 Ave. S.E. while crews continue to work.

Motorists are advised to find an alternative route. 

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