Train derailment reported near Halbrite; traffic on Highway 39 affected

Crews have been at the site of a train derailment near Halbrite Wednesday morning.

According to the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure’s Highway Hotline, the incident occurred about 17.8 kilometres northwest of Midale. The information was posted just after 6 a.m. 

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Motorists are asked to travel with caution and obey signage.

The information from the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure says there is one-lane traffic, no passing and police on site. Motorists are asked to reduce speed and be prepared to stop. 

There is no word on the cause or how many rail cars are affected. 

The Mercury will have more details as they become available. 

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