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Train derails in Grady County

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UPDATE 6:56 p.m.

GRADY COUNTY, OK (KSWO)- New information coming in on the train derailment we're following in Grady County southwest of Chickasha.

We've learned that the railcars were empty.  Those cars are designed to carry hazardous material, but nothing was in them.

Investigators say 17 cars went off the track.  Six were toppled.  Their preliminary investigation has revealed that part of the track was weak, and that's the likely cause of the derailment.

No one was hurt, but it's creating a problem for a handful of people whose only road into their neighborhood is now blocked.  Authorities have created a path through a farmer's field to give them a way to get to and from their homes.

No timeline yet, on how long it will take to get the wreckage cleared.

GRADY COUNTY, OK (KSWO)-  Breaking news out of Grady County where a train has derailed on a county road about eight miles southwest of Chickasha.

Emergency crews were called to the tracks around four o'clock. No word yet on what the train was carrying. According to KOCO, 3 of the ten cars that derailed were carrying acetone which is a hazardous material. 

We have been told that no one was hurt.

Officials say the train is owned by Stillwater Central Railroad. Grady County Undersheriff Rusty Pyle told KOCO a total of ten train cars jumped the tracks.

Our crews on the scene are working to gather more information. You can count on us to bring you the details.

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