Traffic is flowing again along McPhillips Street after being closed most of Friday following a train derailment.

Emergency crews responded to the overpass on McPhillips Street near Logan Avenue just after 7:45 a.m. yesterday.

A drone was used to survey the extent of the situation, and area businesses were evacuated as a precaution.

It was determined that around a dozen cars carrying bitumen- a low-grade crude oil used in asphalt, were involved in the derailment.


No one was injured.

The busy thoroughfare was expected to remain closed for several days while CP cleaned up. However, it was completed sooner than expected, and reopened to traffic at around 2:30 a.m.