‘Hell on Wheels’ set shut down due to Alberta flooding

Anson Mount in a scene from 'Hell on Wheels.'. Chris Large / AMC

TORONTO — Production of the period drama series Hell On Wheels was shut down Thursday as Alberta’s Bow and Highwood rivers breached their banks.

Producers of the AMC series evacuated cast and crew as flooding threatened the set south of Canmore.

“It seems we’re being evacuated,” star Anson Mount tweeted Thursday, after sharing a photo of raging muddy waters.

Also on location when the decision was made to pack up were co-stars Colm Meaney and Common.

The western series is halfway through production of its third season and is scheduled to take a break on June 27. Filming wraps up in mid-August.

Season 3 of Hell on Wheels debuts Aug. 10.

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