Firefighters dowse a derailed train with water next to Hwy 2A between Penhold and Red Deer Friday afternoon. There is no word if there were any injuries in the derailment. Traffic was diverted to Township Road 374 while firefighters and police were on scene. (Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Advocate staff)

UPDATE: Train derails between Red Deer and Penhold

Police and firefighters closed Hwy 2A by Township Road 374 after the derailment

Hwy 2A is closed after a train derailed between Penhold and Red Deer Friday afternoon.

Blackfalds RCMP and Red Deer County firefighters were called to the scene near Township Road 374 where seven rail cars left the tracks.

The cars were carrying crude oil, one of which was leaking. No evacuations were needed because the derailment happened in a rural non-residential area.

No injuries were reported.

Hwy 2A is expected to be closed throughout Saturday for road cleanup. Police say they appreciate the patience and understanding of motorists.



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Hwy 2A was closed Friday afternoon after a train derailed between Penhold and Red Deer. Traffic was diverted to Township Road 374 while firefighters and police were on scene. There is no word if there were any injuries in the derailment. (Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Advocate staff)

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