Motorists met with detour on Turner Turnpike
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Collapsed pavement along a stretch of the Turner Turnpike prompted transportation officials to close a 10-mile stretch of the interstate Monday night.
Oklahoma Turnpike Authority spokesman Jack Damrill says eastbound traffic from Oklahoma City to Tulsa was diverted from Interstate 44 at Chandler beginning at 8 p.m. Monday. Motorists will were able to re-enter the turnpike at Stroud, and Damrill says toll fees will be adjusted accordingly.
Damrill says this year's heavy rains and increased traffic are likely responsible for the failure of the pavement.
Turnpike officials say two lanes of traffic already were closed in the area for ongoing construction, leaving officials with no options for diverting traffic.
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