Homes Evacuated As Precaution After Sequoyah County Train Derail - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

News

Homes Evacuated As Precaution After Sequoyah County Train Derailment

Posted: Updated:
Photo courtesy of Sequoyah County Emergency Management. Photo courtesy of Sequoyah County Emergency Management.
SEQUOYAH COUNTY, Oklahoma -

Five homes were evacuated as a precaution after a train derailment in Sequoyah County.

According to KFSM, liquid petroleum gas was on the train, but crews are not finding any leaks.

The evacuation has been lifted.

The derailment happened north of Highway 64 and Central Road. Two crew members were on the train but no injuries were reported.

Crews are working to clean up the nine cars of the Union Pacific train. Emergency Manager Steve Rutherford said it could take up to five or six days to clear the area.

The derailment is blocking Central High Road, which is next to the school. Rutherford said they hope to have that cleared by Monday so students can get to school.

The cause of the derailment is being investigated but Rutherford said he believes it was weather-related.

Central Public Schools in Sallisaw will be closed Monday, August 14, school officials said. 

Special Features

Live Traffic

Get the latest road conditions on Green Country roadways.

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

CBS Shows

Watch your favorite CBS shows for free online.

Links

Looking for a website or event you heard mentioned on News On 6? Find it here!

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive

Special Coverage

  • Bridge Tracker

    How safe are Oklahoma's bridges? Use Bridge Tracker to find out now.

  • Fallen Heroes

    News On 6 honors our fallen Oklahoma heroes. View our interactive timeline.

  • Murrah Bombing Timeline

    Learn more about the events leading up to and following the bombing.

  • Storm Zone

    Watch tornadoes tear across Oklahoma and learn how to stay safe!

Powered by Frankly
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 KOTV. Oklahoma Traveler™ is a registered trademark of Griffin Communications. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.