Officials reopen part of Okla. highway near crash

GOODWELL, Okla. (AP) - Authorities have reopened part of U.S. Highway 54 in the Oklahoma Panhandle that was closed after two trains collided near Goodwell.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper Betsy Randolph says traffic is being routed into the eastbound lane of U.S. 54, which had been closed in both directions between Guymon and Texhoma.

Randolph says the westbound lane will remain closed until further notice.

She says drivers are encouraged to pay attention to the traffic and not the train collision to avoid any possible accidents.

Three crewmembers are missing after the two Union Pacific freight trains collided. A conductor of one of the trains survived.

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