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Train derailment and explosion in NE Calgary - TEST ONLY


Updated 11:38 a.m. May 5, 2018
: A Canadian Pacific train, transporting Anhydrous Ammonia and other hazardous materials, collided with a semi-trailer, transporting propane at 128 50 Ave. SE. Rail cars have exploded – blast radius is 150 metres and damaged several buildings in the area

 

Calgary Fire Department has determined that an evacuation of the area is required. See map below for the evacuation zone. 

 

Evacuation Information

As a precaution, an evacuation has been extended for an 1600-metre radius around the accident site (map shown below). 

If possible, shut off your electricity (main panel), water and gas appliances (at the valve).

Do not return home unless given instruction to do so.

The following communities are affected:

  • ELBOW PARK
  • MAYFAIR
  • FAIRVIEW INDUSTRIAL
  • MEADOWLARK PARK
  • WINDSOR PARK
  • RIDEAU PARK
  • FAIRVIEW
  • KINGSLAND
  • BRITANNIA
  • BEL-AIRE
  • ELBOYA
  • HIGHFIELD
  • CHINOOK PARK
  • MANCHESTER INDUSTRIAL
  • MANCHESTER
  • ACADIA
  • KELVIN GROVE
  • PARKHILL
  • EAST FAIRVIEW INDUSTRIAL
  • HAYSBORO
  • BURNS INDUSTRIAL

 Search the map to see if your address is impacted.

Media Updates

A media event will be held at 2:00 p.m. at the Calgary Emergency Management Agency Centre.

Latest Updates

  • Due to a fire involving both Anhydrous Ammonia and diesel, an elevated plume has been created.
  • ​We are advising people to shelter in place.
  • Shut down any air circulation that may be feeding into your home. 
  • Go to your bathroom, place a wet towel underneath the door.
  • Turn on a warm shower.
  • We anticipate the plume to dissipate in 20 minutes.
  • These measures will keep you safe from the ammonia. 
  • If you have an underlying respiratory disease you are at increased risk for symptoms. If you are experiencing symptoms - call 9-1-1. Symptoms to look for: shortness of breath, chest pain, are eye/nose irritation.
  • At this time all Alberta Health Services (AHS) facilities are open. AHS is unable to treat people in the hot zone. There is a triage staging area at the Crossroads Marketplace.
  • Rail cars have exploded – blast radius is 150 metres and damaged several buildings in the area
  • Three reception centres have opened for evacuees: Repsol, Acadia Rec Centre, Max Bell Arena. More details to follow. 
  • C-Trains are not running between Erlton and Southland Station. Shuttle service is available.  
  • If you do not have access to transportation buses are available at Dartmouth and 34 Ave.
  • Airport operations are slower than usual due to traffic delays so give yourself extra time and find alternate routes.
  • Please avoid the area and give emergency services room to do their work.
  • Follow @cityofcalgary on Twitter or visit this page for updated information.

 

 

Map of Area

Please see the map below for evacuation zone (yellow circle) and road closure information (red circles).

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