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Posted on: June 27, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Update: Swalwell Train Incident and Evacuation Notice

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March 9, 2020, Swalwell Trail Incident Media Release 6:00 PM


Monday, March 9, 2020 5:13 PM

Propane vessels have been impacted as a result of the train incident. At this time we don’t know the severity of the leak, but due to the nature of the product, every precaution is being taken. Fire crews and CN Police are on scene. 

Please continue to avoid the area. 

Monday, March 9, 2020 at 3:19 PM


There has been an incident involving a train within the community of Swalwell. An evacuation is in progress for residents of Swalwell. Fire Department personnel will be going door to door to ensure residents vacate. 

Please follow instructions of local authorities. Check Kneehill County’s social media and website for updates. 

**UPDATE March 9, 2020, at 3:49 PM:

Evacuees are asked to please register at the Reception Centre at the Prairie Bible Institute Cafeteria: 350 5th Ave North, Three Hills.

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