Train derailment shuts down State Highway 281 south of US-277

Posted on: 4:01 pm, February 8, 2014, by , updated on: 04:04pm, February 8, 2014

Picture from KWSO

Picture from KWSO

COMANCHE COUNTY, Okla. – According to Oklahoma Department of Transportation a train has derailed near the Lawton area of Oklahoma.

Troopers were called to the scene at approximately 1:58 p.m.

According to KSWO, there is a possible fuel leak coming from the train.

The derailment of the train has forced highway patrol to close off US-281 just south of US-277.

Oklahoma Department of Transportation is currently directing traffic to keep drivers from crashing into the train.

Authorities are advising people to use I-44 at Elgin for an alternate route.