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Truck strikes bridge in NW OKC, tank falls onto roadway

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Traffic in northwest Oklahoma City came to a halt Tuesday afternoon when a truck carrying a tank struck the May Avenue bridge on Northwest Expressway.

Witnesses say the tank on the trailer was knocked off when the driver attempted to drive under the bridge.

Officials say May avenue and Northwest Expressway were temporarily closed until they were able to clear the area.

KFOR crew on the scene confirmed the driver was headed to an oil field in Oklahoma.

The driver said he thought he could make it under the bridge.