Crews blast rock slide area

Ponca City Now - July 9, 2015 8:31 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Demolition crews were blasting a section of the Arbuckle Mountains in southern Oklahoma last night to stabilize a rock slide along Interstate 35.

Traffic on northbound and southbound I-35 was scheduled to be stopped at 6 p.m. Wednesday near Turner Falls in Murray County. The work is dependent on weather conditions and could be delayed.

A rockslide caused by downpours from Tropical Depression Bill temporarily closed a portion of the highway last month. Officials have since opened one lane in each direction and reduced speeds to 50 miles per hour

Northbound and southbound I-35 will remain narrowed to one lane in each direction potentially through the end of August.

The speed limit will remain at 50 miles per hour through the Arbuckle Mountains until further notice and drivers should expect further congestion and delays.


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