Wednesday, September 28, 2022

UPDATE: Train derails near Barons, Highway 23 reopens

UPDATE 9:30 am (Sept. 3): From Lethbridge County: UPDATE to Monday’s train derailment at Highway 23 and Township Road 12-0. Highway 23 is now open to traffic.

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BACKGROUND:

A train derailment Monday morning (Sept. 2) near Barons is causing traffic delays.

Lethbridge County says the train jumped the tracks just after 10:00 am at Highway 23 and Township Road 12-0 south of Barons.

The rail cars are leaking a fuel known as octane. Fire crews are on scene trying to contain the leak.

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As of now, the highway is closed in that area and traffic is being rerouted westbound.  That section of Highway 23 is expected to be closed for a while.

People area asked to take an alternate route if traveling around Barons today.

Lethbridge County will provide more information when available.

 

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