Train cars derail off trestle bridge in central Alberta: witness
A witness told Global News six or seven train cars derailed off a trestle bridge near Wainwright, Alta. on Tuesday afternoon.
Jacob Weichel spoke to Global News after posting a photo of the derailment to social media.
The RCMP confirmed it had received a report of a train derailment near Township Road 542 “towards Trestle Lookout Point.”
They said the call came in at 5:50 p.m., and that there was no smoke or fire reported in the area.
The RCMP said the cause of the derailment remains unknown.
Wainwright is located about 230 kilometres southeast of Edmonton.
Another train derailment occurred in central Alberta on Tuesday near Huxley, Alta. The cause of that derailment was also not known., however, severe winds were causing semi-trailers to flip over on Highway 2 in central Alberta on Tuesday.