No dangerous goods spilled in Grande Prairie train derailment: RCMP

An RCMP cruiser. File/Global News

RCMP say no dangerous goods were spilled during a train derailment in Grande Prairie, Alta., Friday morning.

The derailment happened around 7:15 a.m. at the railway crossing on 68 Avenue between Resources Road and 92 Street.

Both the east and westbound lanes of 68 Avenue were closed as a result of the train derailment, but reopened around 9:30 a.m.

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RCMP could not say how many of the train cars came off the tracks or what the train was carrying at the time. However, officers said no dangerous good were spilled and no injuries were reported.

CN Rail said the lead locomotive derailed in an upright position. The company said the roadway was cleared just after 8:30 a.m.

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“There was no danger to public safety as there were no leaks, fires or injuries reported,” read a statement from CN Rail.

The cause of the derailment remains under investigation.

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RCMP officers, city enforcement and members from CN Rail remained at the scene Friday morning.

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