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UPDATE: Traffic backs up after wreck at Broadway Extension and I-44 in Oklahoma City

A crash on Broadway Extension is backing up traffic in Oklahoma City. Another wreck Tuesday caused no injuries on the H.E. Bailey Turnpike. The southbound lanes were shut down between Chickasha and Newcastle.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: April 2, 2013 at 3:04 pm •  Published: April 2, 2013

3 p.m. One northbound lane is reopened on the Broadway Extension bridge over Interstate 44, police Capt. Dexter Nelson said. Police still are at the scene.

2:10 p.m. A visual inspection of the bridge above Interstate 44 has been completed, said Brenda Perry, state Transportation Department spokeswoman.

Inspectors said the broken concrete was from an outside barrier wall that was chipped due to the impact of the wreck. Some maintenance is required to fix the barrier, but the crash didn't impact the integrity or safety of the bridge, Perry said.

1:50 p.m. Police remain at the scene of an accident on Broadway Extension near Interstate 44, police Master Sgt. Gary Knight said.

Police say the bridge above Interstate 44 needs to be inspected because concrete was knocked off by a vehicle, Knight said.

Traffic is still backed up at Interstate 44.

11:45 a.m. A tractor-trailer and a pickup are involved in a crash on Broadway Extension on Tuesday. Traffic is backed up at Interstate 44.

8:20 a.m. The southbound lanes of the H.E. Bailey Turnpike have been opened, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports. No injuries were reported in a wreck Tuesday south of Newcastle. Check for traffic updates.

8 a.m. The H.E. Bailey Turnpike southbound lanes are closed because of a wreck between Chickasha and Newcastle Tuesday morning near mile marker 84.

No injuries are reported at 8:15 a.m. by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

Check for traffic updates.


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