Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Monday, 20 October 2014
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
 
KSCB Radio News US National Business Health & Science Political World Sports Top NPR Headlines Sports National Headlines
Rail Car Explodes, Shuts Down Highway 54
05/07/2010

Travis A. Ruiz

Traffic was backed up north of Guymon on Hwy. 54 for more than one mile late Thursday night as parts of a train erupted into flames.

According to a report in the Guymon Daily Herald, officials on scene said a call came in at approximately 9:21 p.m. of a boxcar on fire north of the Seaboard plant. The fire originated at approximately car number 15 as an automobile being transported by the train caught fire and exploded.

Flames could be seen for miles as firefighters from across the area battled the blaze. The side of the rail car had to be removed to allow access to the burning vehicles inside.

Hwy. 54 was immediately closed in both directions due to the dangerous debris being emitted. Pieces of tire and other fragments were heard popping as they flew out onto the roadway. Westbound lanes were reopened at 11:35 p.m. and traffic was then allowed to slowly pass through. More than one mile of traffic was halted including a a group of Guymon High School student council members anxious to get home.

The Guymon Fire Department, Guymon Police Department, Texas County Sheriff's Dept., Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Optima Fire Department and BNSF all responded to the scene. No cause has been determined and the incident remains under investigation

© Copyright Guymon Daily Herald
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.



MOST VIEWED STORIES
Victim in National Beef Altercation Dies
Arrest Made In Death After Altercation At National Beef
Plains man dies in Michigan accident
Huge Demethanizer Transport Making It's Way Through Liberal
U.S. Energy Secretary Lauds Abengoa in Hugoton
Liberal City Commission Meets, Says Goodbye To Retiring Firefighter
Four LHS Girls Qualify for State Golf
Correction:Brownback To Make A Stop In Liberal
Mobile Home Fire In Guymon
Hugoton One of Three Innovative School Districts in Kansas
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
Saints Squeeze Past Dodge
Advance Voting Begins in Seward County
Aggies Grind Out Fifth Victory
Redskins Win North Cup
Huge Demethanizer Transport Making It's Way Through Liberal
Eat at Spencer Browne's Coffee Shop on Oct. 20 for United Way
Skins Tame Lions in District Opener
Friday's Scores
Offense on Fire for Seward
Friday's Games
Click Here For All Stories
Click Here for KSCB Talk Radio 1270 am
Click Here for B107.5
Click Here for The Legend 102.7
click Here for ozzBlog
Click Here for the Emergency Alert Hanbook

©2014 Seward County Broadcasting Company, Inc.
1410 N. Western Ave. Liberal, KS 67901

Emergency Alert System | EEO Public Report Form | The Public and Broadcasting

Powered by Radio Media Group