Picture Butte RCMP responding to train derailment near Village of Barons – UPDATED

Barons, Alberta – North and southbound traffic flow on Highway 23 south of the village of Barons has resumed.

The RCMP would like to thank the public for their patience and co-operation.

BACKGROUND

Barons, Alberta – Traffic on Highway 23 south of the village of Barons continues to be re-routed, northbound traffic at Township Road 114 and southbound traffic at Township Road 120, and is anticipated to continue until tomorrow, Dec. 31, 2021.

For the most up-to-date information on the road closure, please visit 511 Alberta.

BACKGROUND

Barons, Alberta –(3:25 PM)  Traffic on Highway 23 south of the village of Barons remains re-routed and is anticipated to continue for a few more hours while the derailment is cleared.

BACKGROUND

Barons, Alberta – On Dec.29, 2021, at 9:30 a.m., Picture Butte RCMP responded to a train derailment near Highway 23 and Township Road 120 near the village of Barons, Alberta.

Fire has also responded.

The train which was northbound is reported to have had an engine derail and a few empty fuel cars have tipped over.

The derailed engine, as a result of the angle it is at currently is resting at, is causing diesel fuel to leak from the fuel entry point.
The derailed engine, as a result of the angle it is at currently is resting at, is causing diesel fuel to leak from the fuel entry point.

The derailed engine, as a result of the angle it is at currently is resting at, is causing diesel fuel to leak from the fuel entry point.
The derailed engine, as a result of the angle it is at currently is resting at, is causing diesel fuel to leak from the fuel entry point.

There are no injuries reported.

The derailed engine, as a result of the angle it is at currently is resting at, is causing diesel fuel to leak from the fuel entry point.

CP Rail as well as a Hazmat Team are responding from Calgary.

Traffic on Highway 23 is being re-routed to allow crews to work and is expected to last several hours.

Northbound traffic is being re-routed at Highway 23 and Township Road 114

Southbound traffic is being re-routed at Highway 23 and Township Road 120

The public is asked to avoid the area of the derailment.

An update will be provided once traffic flow has resumed on Highway 23.

Picture Butte RCMP

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