May 11, 2014 1:43 pm

Clean-up complete following Slave Lake train derailment

Crews investigate a train derailment in Slave Lake Thursday, May 8, 2014.

Ross Neitz, Global News

EDMONTON – The Mayor of Slave Lake says all of the debris has been removed from the town’s CN Rail line, following a derailment Thursday afternoon.

In a blog post written Sunday, Tyler Warman says the 3rd Street intersection is back up and running, and the light signals have been repaired.

This comes three days after nine cars carrying pulp left the tracks, which are located just one block from the town’s main street.

Six nearby homes were evacuated as a precaution; those residents have since been allowed to return home.

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Crews worked through the night and over the weekend to clean-up the debris.

Since the line reopened Friday, Warman says three trains have passed through the community without incident.

Warman says crews will be back on scene Monday to do ground repair to the lot they used as a staging area.

The cause of the derailment is still unknown, but Warman says the town hopes to have more information on that later this week.

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