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Interstates reopen after closures snarl traffic

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An overturned mobile home block both lanes of westbound Interstate 40 near El Reno on Thursday. An overturned mobile home block both lanes of westbound Interstate 40 near El Reno on Thursday.
Traffic was backed up and being diverting onto US 81. Traffic was backed up and being diverting onto US 81.

Parts of Interstate 35 and Interstate 40 were closed Thursday, stalling metro drivers' evening commutes.

Interstate 40

At 5:56 p.m., Oklahoma Highway Patrol has reopened I-40 near US 81.

Authorities were working to clear an overturned mobile home that is blocking the westbound lanes of Interstate 40 at US 81 in Canadian County.

At 5:20 p.m., one lane was reopened, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

Interstate 35

Southbound I-35 was closed at Highway 9 near Norman because of an overturned semi-truck, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

At 5:30 p.m., SkyNEWS 9 HD Pilot Mason Dunn reported that traffic was backed up about 5 miles. Traffic was being diverted onto the shoulder.

Both Interstate highways reopened Friday morning.

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