Wrecks tied up morning traffic

Thursday, September 11th 2008, 9:32 am
By: News 9


OKLAHOMA CITY -- At 1 p.m. all roads were back open at the Interstate 35 and Interstate 44 interchange, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

At 12:15 p.m. I-35's southbound lanes were opened at I-44. I-44 eastbound lanes remained closed to I-35 southbound.

As of 11:30 a.m., parts of the I-35 and I-44 interchange remained closed, according to OHP officials.

A fuel spill located at the northwest portion of the interchange caused the closure.

The exit ramp from eastbound I-44 to southbound I-35 was closed due to a crash involving a tractor-trailer rig that is leaking fuel, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports.

Troopers also said southbound I-35 to westbound I-44 was closed.

At 9 a.m., eastbound I-44 traffic was being detoured onto southbound I-235. Southbound I-35 traffic was being detoured to westbound I-44 then to southbound I-235. Crews estimated the ramp to open before noon. 

No injuries were reported.