|Updated: 1/10 10:31 pm
||Published: 1/10 10:25 pm
A train derailment in north Tulsa is causing issues weeks later.
It happened in the early morning hours of Dec. 13.
A number of those rail cars have yet to be cleared.
FOX23 checks into why.
We spoke with the railroad company, which tells us the problem has been the weather, so damaged rail cars are still laying around, and could be here for at least two more weeks.
Driving by this area of north Tulsa, it's almost a shock to the system to see this.
"It's just a bunch of empty, torn up, mangled rail cars. It looks like a bunch of junk," Kyle Jefferson said.
Jefferson works at the feed store across the street, and he remembers the day this it happened.
"It was crazy because there was equipment everywhere and a train off the tracks and everything, and so it was quite an ordeal," Jefferson said.
Before, he had a nice view of the nearby park; now when he looks out of his window, this is what he sees.
"All you see is junk, pretty much like a junk yard. It's exactly what it looks like," Jefferson explained.
Customer Tracy Heaton cringes when she thinks how much havoc this train derailment has caused.
"When I look over there, I just see pain and suffering, honestly, because I think of the railroad because they've lost money and I think of the people who has gone through this and I just feel so sorry for them," Heaton said.
This whole area is pretty much an eyesore.
The railroad company tells me that this does not pose an environmental, safety or hazardous threat to this community.
A spokesman for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway company says they usually work quickly to get the mess cleaned up, but the weather has put a halt to their efforts.
A special company is being used to remove the cars from the area by a crane.
Investigators believe someone tampered with the train and that's what may have caused the accident. A $100,000 reward is being offered in this case.