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Snow, Ice Cause Travel Slowdowns on I-35
DAVIS, Okla. (AP) -- A light mixture of snow and ice has caused a traffic slowdown along Interstate 35 in the Arbuckle Mountains in southern Oklahoma is blamed for at least one traffic fatality and up to 40 separate crashes.
Oklahoma Department of Transportation spokeswoman Brenda Perry said Monday morning that the interstate is slick and hazardous in Murray, Carter and Love counties. She says roads and bridges are slick in spots in Cotton, Stephens and Jefferson counties.
An Oklahoma Highway Patrol spokesman did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment.
Television images show wreckers on the scene working to move tractor-trailer rigs through the hilly region.
Perry says skies are expected to clear this morning and thaw the roadway.
Posted: Monday, December 10 2012, 09:07 AM CST
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Motorists urged to avoid I-35 in Moore
May 23, 2013 13:43 GMT
MOORE, Okla. (AP) -- Oklahoma transportation officials say heavy traffic on Interstate 35 through Moore is hindering the tornado recovery effort.
The Transportation Department on Thursday asked motorists to avoid the area. The I-35 off-ramps in Moore are still restricted. The only people allowed to travel into Moore are residents and emergency responders.
Also, Oklahoma City police say Western Avenue between SW 164th and SW 134th is closed to all traffic. The closure will continue until utility crews finish installing new power lines.
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