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[ARCHIVED] Update: Swalwell Safe for Re-Entry

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March 10, 2020, 2:30 pm

Swalwell Resident Re-Entry

The scene of the incident involving a train and a B-Train propane truck in Swalwell has been cleared.

Authorities have declared Swalwell safe for re-entry. Crews have been performing field test screenings of the air quality throughout the day, and levels remain at zero. Routes are in place for residents to follow back to the hamlet, please see the map below.

Thank you to our First Responders for their decisive action, and to the public for allowing them to work to their full potential. Your actions have helped to make our community safer, which remains our number one goal.

Thank you also to the many community members and organizations who reached out and offered support during the event.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kneehill County, 1-866-443-5541.

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March 10, 2020 Swalwell Train Incident Media Release Re-Entry 2:20 PM

March 10, 2020, Swalwell Train Incident Media Release 12:00 PM

March 10, 2020, Swalwell Train Incident Media Release 8:20 AM

March 9, 2020, Swalwell Train Incident Media Release 7:41 AM

March 9, 2020, Swalwell Train 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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