Two Subdivisions Evacuated in Sturgeon Valley Area Following Train Derailment – UPDATED

Sturgeon County, Alberta – Residents will return to their homes after 7 p.m. following a CN Railway Train derailment that occurred this afternoon in Sturgeon Valley.

The rail cars were carrying crude and two of the cars leaked a small amount of product, 30 to 50 litres.

CN personnel did an assessment of the area and determined that there is no apparent danger.

Emergency Services will be present and clean-up efforts will continue overnight and the next couple of days.

If residents have any concerns please call CN Public Relations 1.514.399.8803

BACKGROUND:

A CN Railway Train derailed at approximately 1:30 p.m. in Sturgeon County.

As a precautionary measure, residents were evacuated at approximately 2 p.m. from two subdivisions, affecting approximately 46 homes in the Sturgeon Valley area.

No injuries or property damage reported.

A reception centre is set up and Namao Hall located at 24400 Hwy 37.

Sturgeon County is coordinating efforts with CN Rail on scene.

Next update at 6:30 p.m. to determine when residents can return to their homes.

Alberta RCMP


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