Hwy 2A to be closed on Friday for derailment cleanup

Hwy 2A just south of Red Deer will be closed down again as efforts to clean up a recent train derailment continue.

Hwy 2A just south of Red Deer will be closed down again as efforts to clean up a recent train derailment continue.

The highway between Mackenzie Road and Lantern Street will close at 6 a.m. Friday and is expected to reopen the same day by 6 p.m., Alberta Transportation operations manager Russ Watts said.

The highway was closed for much of last week after a Canadian Pacific Railway locomotive and five tank cars left the tracks, and crews worked on cleaning up the mess.

No one was injured and nothing leaked in the incident. The tank cars had been carrying glycol, used primarily to make antifreeze.