Swalwell residents evacuating following trailer, train collision

Swalwell residents are evacuating after a semi-truck hauling propane struck a train within the hamlet early this afternoon.

At 2:47 p.m. the call was put in and Three Hills RCMP and Fire emergency services responded.

Firefighters have been approaching each home to alert them of the evacuation as the truck has been leaking fluid.

There are no dangerous goods on the train.

Range Road 302 is closed to traffic for the time being.

No injuries have been reported.

CP Rail will be investigating further into the incident.


Terri Huxley

ECA Review

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Terri Huxley

Terri grew up on a grain farm near Drumheller, Alberta with an eye for the beautiful and uncharted. Living in such a unique and diverse area has helped her become the photographer and reporter she is today.

Coming from the East Central region getting this newspaper on her dinner table growing up, it helped her understand the community she now serves.

In May 2019, Terri was awarded Alberta Weekly Newspaper Association (AWNA) Canada's Energy Citizens Photographic Awards Sports Action – First Place as well as first for the same sports action image nationally with the Canadian Community Newspaper Association (CCNA). Fast forward to 2020, she has won second in the same category for the AWNA.