*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.
Police believe the area will remain closed to traffic for several hours.
— More to come…