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
Advertisement
;

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.


Advertisement


Trending Now



AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    Antonin Scalia faults Sonia Sotomayor for 'doubly shameful' suggestion that Michigan voters are...
  2. 2
    The NRA Quietly Backs Down On Domestic Violence
  3. 3
    Tara Lipinski, Johnny Weir to work Kentucky Derby
  4. 4
    Oklahoma basketball: Juco guard set to visit Sooners on Wednesday
  5. 5
    Texas town ready to drink its own toilet water
+ show more