The Wagoner County Sheriff’s Office is on the scene of a train derailment in the Okay area of Wagoner County.
At 3:09 PM today the Wagoner County 911 center took a call about a possible train derailment in the area of 100th Street and 90th Street. Deputies and Okay fire department are currently on the scene. Six (6) train cars loaded with coal derailed in the area. There are no injuries, however, the roadway is blocked.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol along with the Railroad police have been contacted.
UPDATE: Jeff DeGraff, media relations director with Union Pacific, sent the following release:
Updated information regarding the train derailment near Okay, Oklahoma: Union Pacific crews and contractors worked through the night on the coal train derailment just north of Okay, OK. As of 6:00 a.m., 17 of the 27 derailed cars have been cleared. The remaining cars are expected to be cleared by later this morning or early afternoon. As the cars are being cleared, teams have begun addressing the 1500’ of track damage. The current estimated time to have the line re-opened to train traffic is in the early hours of Friday morning. At this time, a cause has not been determined. The train’s event data recorder is being reviewed and items collected from the scene are being analyzed. While this line remains closed, trains are being re-routed along alternate lines through the region. Customers have been notified and are being updated regarding any delays.