Sturgeon derailment update

Good news on the train derailment in Sturgeon County: All affected residents have been allowed home. The spill was less than 100 litres of crude oil which has been cleaned up. Apparently first responders from Sturgeon County did a bang up job as in their response, according to CN.

The derailed cars themselves will remain in place for a day or two as they will unload them before moving.

From CN:

We’d like to apologize to the residents impacted by this incident and thank the emergency responders for their quick and effective response to this derailment. We remain committed to completing this comprehensive clean up as quickly as possible while remaining focused on the safety of the public and the environment.

CN Environmental teams are on the scene to clean-up the oil spilled during this incident. Those leaks have been stopped and the spill contained. It is estimated 50 to 100 liters was released from two cars. Other crews will be on scene through the night and into tomorrow removing the rail cars and starting repairs to the damaged track.

The incident happed at about 1:45 p.m. MT when 12 loaded crude cars on a southbound train derailed. There were no reports of injuries. A precautionary evacuation was lifted earlier this evening (Oct. 22). The cause of the incident is under investigation.

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