Wildfire Updates: Oklahoma road closings

Billowing smoke near Bristow forced turnpike to close Saturday for second time in two days. Payne and Lincoln Counties join the list.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: August 4, 2012 at 8:17 pm •  Published: August 4, 2012
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Update: 8:12 p.m.

Additional road closings in Payne and Lincoln counties: Lincoln County: State Highway 99 South from State Highway 33 to Stroud.


Payne County: State Highway 33 East from Cushing East to Drumright.

The following roads are remained closed in Creek County due to wildfires: State Highway 33 from State Highway 48 to State Highway 99. State Highway 51 from State Highway 48 to State Highway 99. State Highway 99 from State Highway 51 to State Highway 33. State Highway 48 from State Highway 51 to State Highway 33.

Update: Turner Turnpike is tentatively back open as of 4:30 p.m. Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports the thoroughfare may be closed again depending on evening winds.

BRISTOW – A major thoroughfare that connects Oklahoma City with Tulsa is closed for a second time in two days do to wildfire.

Westbound traffic on the Turner Turnpike between Bristow and Tulsa was diverted beginning around 2:45 p.m. Saturday due to billowing smoke across the roadway, according to Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

Alternative routes of travel from Tulsa to Oklahoma City include:

-U.S. 412 (Cimmaron Turnpike) west to I-35 and south to Oklahoma City; or

-U.S. 75 south to I-40 west to Oklahoma City.

The turnpike was closed in its entirety for more than six hours Friday due to a major fire in the Luther area northeast of Oklahoma City.

In addition to the Turner Turnpike, all other state highways in Creek County west of Tulsa were closed on Saturday.


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