A storm packing winds over 80 mph derails a train in a small Oklahoma town
July 21, 2023
FAIRMONT, Okla. (AP) — A storm packing winds over 80 miles per hour (130 kilometers per hour) blew through northern Oklahoma early Friday morning, derailing a train, bringing down trees and pushing planes around at an Air Force base.
BNSF Railway told The Associated Press that 29 rail cars derailed near the town of Fairmont while stopped for high winds. BNSF said Friday afternoon that it has crews on site repairing the damage.
BNSF said no one was injured and that no hazardous materials were involved.
Fairmont, with a population of just over 100, is located near Enid, about 90 miles north...