Traffic being diverted in south Edmonton as broken train rail is repaired

CP rail vehicles were on scene to repair a track in south Edmonton on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. Todd Merkley, Global News

*EDITOR’S NOTE: Police initially said this incident was a derailment. A few minutes later, police amended their advisory, saying 86 Street southbound was closed due to a “broken rail being repaired.”

Police were on scene diverting traffic in south Edmonton Wednesday afternoon while a broken rail on the train tracks was being repaired.

EPS initially said a train had derailed at the train crossing on 86 Street just south of Argyll Road on Wednesday.

Police later issued a correction, saying this was not in fact a derailment, but “a broken rail.”

They said 86 Street southbound was closed. Several CP vehicles were on scene.

As of 12:30 p.m. Edmonton police were on scene directing traffic. Drivers are asked to find other routes.

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Police believe the area will remain closed to traffic for several hours.

— More to come… 

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