Will Rogers Turnpike Closes, Fully Engulfed Semi-Trailer Causes Diversion; Check ODOT for Travel Plans

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  • UPDATE
  • Roadway closed at: 1553 hours
  • Roadway opened at: 1828 hours
  • Roadway closed for a total of 2 hours & 35 minutes
  • There was a secondary collision as a result of the first one at mile marker 280 eastbound at 1745 hours.  The inside lane is blocked at this time.
  • Roadway closed at: 1745 hours

CRAIG COUNTY, Okla. — The Will Rogers Turnpike at mile marker 290 eastbound in Craig County has been closed around 3:00 PM Friday for a semi-trailer that was fully engulfed in flames.    

“A diversion was set up at the Vinita Gate mile marker 289 eastbound from 1517 hours until 1543 hours.  A Diversion was set up at the Big Cabin Gate mile marker 282 eastbound at 1710 hours [5:10 PM].  Diversion at Big Cabin remains at this time.”

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