UPDATE: 09/07/2023 12:30 PM
According to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, I-40 at I-240 has reopened following a bus fire Thursday morning.
OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Emergency crews responded to a bus fire in the eastbound lanes of I-40 near Choctaw Road on Thursday.
Officials say the bus was fully engulfed in flames but the passengers on the bus were able to evacuate.
The bus was reportedly transporting cadets to a training exercise for the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. According to an employee, the cause of the fire was catastrophic tire failure.
Traffic may be slow as the scene is being cleaned up. Eastbound of I-40 is narrowed to one lane at I-240 due to the accident, according to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation.
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