Coal cleanup continues after Jefferson County train derailment

Cleanup continues after a train derailment in Jefferson County.
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RYAN, Okla. (KXII) -- Cleanup continues after a train derailment in Jefferson County.

It happened Monday evening about one mile south of the town of Ryan off of Old Highway 81.

A Union Pacific freight train was hauling coal residue when one of the train cars derailed causing 23 train cars in total to derail.

No one was hurt.

Jefferson County Sheriff Jeremie Wilson said he is thankful the derailment didn't happen in town.

"This was a blessing in disguise," Wilson said. "If a derailment is a blessing, this would the best one. Because it's in a rural area, there's no houses. There's nothing here where somebody could have been injured or harmed."