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Tanker Spills Syrup Along I-44 In Oklahoma City

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The truck leaking the syrup has been stopped on I-44 near S.W. 119th Street and has been made aware of the situation. The truck leaking the syrup has been stopped on I-44 near S.W. 119th Street and has been made aware of the situation.
OKLAHOMA CITY -

Emergency crews have stopped a tanker truck that spilled syrup along Interstate 44 in Oklahoma City.

At about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oklahoma City emergency crews responded to a large syrup spill along the westbound lanes of I-44 from the Belle Isle Bridge to the I-240 area. 

Crews shut down the right lane of westbound Interstate 44 between N.W. 36th Street and S.W. 89th Street after discovering the spill Wednesday morning. The highway patrol says crews are bringing in sand to help clean up the slippery mess.

The semi truck leaking the syrup has been stopped on I-44 near S.W. 119th Street and has been made aware of the situation.

Authorities say the tanker was hauling 48,000 gallons of syrup to a Braum's restaurant. Police say the driver apparently drove for miles without noticing the leaking syrup.

Authorities say the spill is not considered an environmental hazard, but the sticky substance is making roads slippery. The lane closure is expected to last throughout the morning as the Department of Transportation applies sand to the road.

Bob Mills SkyNews 9 HD flew over the scene. Pilot Jim Gardner said syrup is still leaking out of the back of the truck. As of 8:30 a.m., Gardner said traffic is moving along just fine in the area.

Stay with News 9 and News9.com for updates.

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