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UPDATE: I-40 reopened after oil pipes cleared from roadway

An overturned tractor-trailer forced Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers to close westbound Interstate 40 after its load of oil pipes spilled onto the road.
BY BRYAN DEAN Staff Writer bdean@opubco.com Modified: December 31, 2012 at 9:42 am •  Published: December 31, 2012
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9:40 a.m. Interstate 40 was reopened about 9:30 a.m. after authorities finished clearing oil pipes from the road, officials said.

7:30 a.m. A tractor-trailer spilled its load of 6-inch oil pipes across the westbound lanes of Interstate 40 Monday morning, forcing the closure of the highway, Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers said.

The problem forced troopers to close both lanes of westbound I-40 about 7 a.m. near mile marker 49.

The tractor trailer overturned, leaving the pipes spread across the interstate, shoulder and median.


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