Piles Of Plywood On I-40 Temporarily Slow Traffic

Wednesday, February 23rd 2011, 10:09 am
By: News 9


OKLAHOMA CITY -- Westbound Interstate 40 has re-opened after a semi-truck driver spilled a load of plywood onto the highway near the Choctaw Road exit.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said when traffic suddenly slowed on I-40 Wednesday morning, the semi driver swerved onto the inside shoulder to avoid slamming into the car in front of him. The movement caused a strap holding the plywood to snap, and wood fell onto the road and on top of at least one vehicle.

No one was hurt.

Westbound traffic was reduced to one lane while crews moved the plywood off the road.

After about two hours, all lanes had reopened.