About 19,000 litres of diesel spilled in southeast Calgary train derailment: fire department

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A cleanup cognition was underway successful southeast Calgary connected Wednesday nighttime aft astir 19,000 litres of diesel substance spilled erstwhile astatine slightest 1 bid derailed.

The Calgary Fire Department told Global News that 2 Canadian Pacific Railway workers were assessed astatine the country by exigency crews but did not necessitate treatment. Global News has reached retired to CP Rail for much details.

The CFD said that it appears 2 abstracted trains collided connected the aforesaid track. The occurrence section noted determination is simply a canal adjacent but that it’s believed man-made berms were capable to support the diesel substance retired of it.

While CP Rail was bringing successful vacuum trucks to cleanable up the spill, the CFD said firefighters would stay connected standby astatine the country due to the fact that it was diesel substance that spilled.

The CFD noted that Alberta Environment and Parks has been made alert of the incident. The occurrence section said it believes nary different unsafe substances spilled successful the derailment.

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Emergency crews were called to a bid derailment successful southeast Calgary connected Wednesday night. Tim Lee/ Global News

Police said they were called astir a bid derailment astatine astir 8:15 p.m. and that they were told 7 cars near the tracks.

Because of the derailment, constabulary said Ogden Road has been unopen down successful some directions astatine 50 Avenue and Millican Road S.E. They did not accidental erstwhile the roadworthy was expected to reopen.

Watch below: Some Global News videos astir past bid derailments successful Alberta.

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