by: Jackie DelPilar Updated:
SEQUOYAH COUNTY, Okla. - Quick facts:
- Officials say a train derailment in Sequoyah County prompted evacuations Sunday.
- They say around 10 cars went off the rails Sunday morning on Central High Road east of Sallisaw and north of Highway 64.
- No one was injured.
- Six cars reportedly contained liquid petroleum gas, but officials say there were no leaks.
- Around five area homes were evacuated. Families were soon allowed to return home.
- Officials say there was no other damage. Heavy rain washing away the ground under the track is the most likely reason for the accident, according to officials.
- Central Public Schools is closed Monday and Tuesday due to the train derailment and heavy rainfall
- Union Pacific estimates 2 weeks for track repairs; the timeline could be longer if rain continues in the area
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