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Monday, November 25, 2013

Grain cars derail near Burmis

Toni Lucas, Pincher Creek Voice

Today November 25 at 5:32 am Crowsnest Pass RCMP detachment was contacted by Canadian Pacific Railway in regards to a train derailment that occurred approximately half a mile west of the Highway 507 rail crossing which is south and west of the Highway 3 Burmis scales.

According to Crowsnest Pass RCMP Constable J. Morrison there was nothing suspicious about the accident, which may have been caused by a mechanical failure. Two cars containing grain spilled with a total of three cars affected.

Traffic in the immediate vicinity was slightly affected from 5:30 am until 7:30 am, and crews will be cleaning up the area on November 25 and 26.

Pincher Creek Emergency Services Chief Dave Cox visited the scene at approximately 5:00 pm and reports that CPR police are currently managing traffic flow while a clean up crew is at work, and are allowing a limited train traffic flow at this time.

No hazardous materials were involved in the derailment.

1 comment:

  1. RJ Pisko26/11/13

    So many tankers on trains through the Pass. Could have been worse.

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