Wednesday night storm flips several trucks on highways

Ponca City Now - April 18, 2019 9:23 am

Wednesday night’s storms brought strong winds which created chaos on several Oklahoma Highways.

About 9:33 p.m. Wednesday, a lane of Interstate 35 southbound near SH 11 was closed due to a semi-truck being blown over.

Interstate 35 southbound, near Braman, was closed about 9:40 p.m. Wednesday. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol advised the Kay County Sheriff’s Department that seven semi-trucks were blown over near the port of entry. Kansas Turnpike Authorities were advised to close I-35 on their side of the state line until the storm passed.

The Highway Patrol reported the roadway was reopened about 3:13 a.m. Thursday.

And minutes after the Braman incident was reported, US 412 westbound near US 177 was closed because of another semi-truck being blown over. That road was reopened at 1:43 a.m. Thursday.

Weather advisories said 70 MPH wind gusts were part of last night’s storm.

 

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