(BLACK PRESS file photo)

UPDATE: Train drailment on HWY 2A near Blackfalds, Red Deer cleared

Alberta 511 report said derailment is near 2A and RR 272

HWY 2A between Blackfalds and Red Deer near RR 272 is now open as of 10: 44 p.m. Saturday

The derailment has been cleared and traffic has resumed

—-Original Story—-

A train derailment near Blackfalds has closed HWY 2A.

An alert from 511 Alberta originally was posted after 1:10 a.m. 511 Alberta updated their post a 8:02 a.m. saying emergency crews are on scene and that drivers should choose an alternate route.

Drivers are asked to avoid the area and expect major delays.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available…



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