Crews working to clean liquid asphalt spill after train derailment north of Red Deer

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An investigation is underway into a 23-car train derailment in central Alberta Friday evening.

Blackfalds RCMP said emergency crews responded to the derailment along Highway 2A in Lacombe County at around 8:15 p.m.

RCMP said four of the derailed cars contained liquid asphalt and one of the cars had a leak which crews worked to contain and manage.

Lacombe city officials said 32,000 litres of liquid asphalt was released.

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There were no fires or injuries as a result of the derailment, according to RCMP.

A home near the derailment was evacuated as a precaution, but the residents were able to return, police said.

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Canadian Pacific Rail and Lacombe County Emergency Management remained on scene Saturday and Highway 2A was expected to blocked to traffic for a portion of the day as crews continued to investigate and clean up.

The CP Police Service has taken over the investigation.

— With files from The Canadian Press

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