Off the rails in High Prairie!

Richard Froese
South Peace News

UPDATED January 12:

Several cars of a freight train jumped the CN tracks at High Prairie, AB that has blocked a railway crossing on Highway 749 on Jan. 11, 2023.
The incident occurred around 2:25 p.m.
Three of the cars spilled loads of wheat on the north side of the tracks east of the crossing.
No other railway crossings were affected by the derailment.
Motorists are advised to take alternative routes.
High Prairie RCMP, Town of High Prairie peace officers, High Prairie Fire Department, Alberta Transportation and railway officials responded to the scene.
Watch for more news as information is updated.

UPDATE: January 12, 2023

A crew worked at replacing part of the track that was damaged. There has been no indication how long the clean up will be.

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