Six Railroad Cars Derail In West Tulsa Train Yard

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 6:59 am
By: News On 6

BNSF is inspecting a section of its railroad tracks after a west Tulsa train car derailment early Wednesday. 

The railroad says six freight cars derailed in the Cherokee Yard near West 23rd Street and Southwest Boulevard just after midnight. 

Tulsa Police said a highway bridge over the derailment was closed briefly because one of the derailed cars scraped a bridge support. 

Burlington Northern Santa Fe crews have since put the six cars back on the tracks and moved them from the scene. 

The railroad expects to have the damaged tracks repaired later Wednesday.