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No injuries or dangerous goods spilled in Taber train derailment


By Lethbridge Herald on December 28, 2022.

Taber Times photo by Meg Noguchi Heavy equipment and transport trucks help clean up rail cars Wednesday following a derailment just east of Taber.

THE CANADIAN PRESS –

Just after midnight on Wednesday, Taber RCMP responded to assist Canadian Pacific (CP) railway police with reports of a train derailment. 

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

Canadian Pacific Railway police were still on the scene with highway control services and traffic on Highway 3 was directed to one lane east and west while cleanup continued.

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

Police were 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 were no longer on the scene and she did not know what was inside the railcars that derailed.

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