Train derailment east of Edmonton spills liquid adhesive
EDMONTON – Twenty-three cars of a CN train derailed about 160 kilometres east of Edmonton Wednesday morning.
The cars were carrying different cargo. One of the 23 cars involved was transporting liquid adhesive, which CN calls a “non-dangerous good.” There were no other spills.
The derailment happened Wednesday at about 2:20 a.m. There are no reports of injuries and CN crews are on scene.
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Because of the presence of the clean up crews along the road, Highway 14 is closed to traffic and a detour has been set up.
Hwy14 west of Irma – CLOSED between RR101 and RR103 due to train derailment. RCMP on site. #ABRoads
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The company’s environmental crews are responding to clean up the adhesive. An investigation has also been launched to determine the cause of the derailment.
CN says the 114-car train left Edmonton, where it was inspected before departing, and was heading to Saskatoon. The train passed over eight “electronic inspection detectors” prior to the incident and the track had been inspected visually Tuesday and no issues were identified.