Authorities warn of traffic delays as Highway 23 is closed
A derailed train has leaked octane and closed a highway frequently used as an alternative route between Calgary and Lethbridge.
An EVACUATION ORDER has been issued for everyone from Highway 23 west to Range Road 23-5, Highway 23 east to Range Road 23-2, as well as Township Road 12-2 south to Township Road 11-4. This includes the Keho Lake area and the Keho Lake campground.
Lethbridge County said the train left the tracks around at 7:40 a.m. Monday south of the village of Barons, Alta., Barons is roughly 30 kilometres north of Lethbridge.
Highway 23 is closed from Township Road 11-4 to Township Road 12-2 and traffic is being rerouted westbound.
Lethbridge County is warning people to stay away from the site
Photo: Tanya McPhee