Update May 24, 2017
Thank you for all your patience and respect towards CP and their Contractors as they have been working diligently at the derailment site. CP has estimated that the derailment site cleanup and Village cleanup should be completed within a month.
UPDATE May 15th: CP Rail has been working diligently and effectively since the derailment happened on Saturday morning. They have now started clean up around the Village. It will still be a matter of time before all is back to normal so please continue to be patient and respectful to all CP vehicles and contractors.
UPDATE: CP Rail and the Emergency Response Team will be working 24/7 until the derailment cleanup/repair is complete. This means that there will be night time lighting, noise and equipment moving about non-stop. Please have patience and understanding that this is a serious situation and the Village supports CP Rail 100% in what they have to do to get the job done effectively and efficiently.
As you may well be aware, early Saturday morning there was a train derailment that did have the entrance to Bawlf closed for a few hours. At approximately 12:00pm CP Rail split the cars and opened the entrance so there is now full access into the Village.
The derailed cars are located East of the grain elevator approximately behind the Bawlf Park Cemetery. Rest assured, the contents of the derailed cars was Potash which has no impact to the environment and is not a health hazard.
CP Rail has contacted all appropriate personnel to deal with the derailment and has assured the Village that they will be staying in regular direct contact with the CAO and/or Mayor.
We would like to advise all residents that there will be numerous vehicles, heavy equipment and gravel trucks over the next numerous days/week(s) managing the clean up and repair. CP Rail is having to build an access road on the South side of the cemetery to be able to operate efficiently in the derailment clean up. Please be patient and cautious with all the extra traffic.
CP Rail has also advised the Village that when the derailment is cleaned up and any repairs to the tracks are completed, they will ensure that all roads that have been affected by the heavy traffic will be repaired if need be.
There is no reason for any concerns, but should you have any questions or inquiries, please contact Tracy M. Ormsbee, CAO directly at the Village Office or 780-608-8111.