Tulsa control tower evacuated twice

Ponca City Now - June 25, 2015 7:45 am

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – A Tulsa International Airport spokeswoman says no injuries were reported and no flights were diverted after its air traffic control tower was twice evacuated due to noxious fumes.

The tower was evacuated around 2:30 p.m. and 9:40 p.m. Wednesday.

Spokeswoman Alexis Higgins tells KTUL-TV that contractors making repairs to the tower used an unspecified solvent that created the fumes. Employees reported feeling sick but none were taken to a hospital.

KOTV-TV reports air traffic controllers in Kansas handled Tulsa flights while the tower was vacated.


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