UPDATE: 3:33 PM
According to Oklahoma Highway Patrol, all lanes of I-44 northbound to eastbound have reopened. The inside lane of I-44 westbound to southbound has also reopened.
UPDATE: 3:15 PM
According to Oklahoma Turnpike Authority, eastbound I-44/Turner Turnpike lanes have opened. Traffic is still diverted at Stroud as congestion clears due to earlier crashes.
OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Traffic is congested following numerous accidents on I-44 and the Turner Turnpike.
According to Oklahoma Highway Patrol, a jackknifed truck is blocking the roadway on I-44 westbound to I-44 southbound in Oklahoma City.
OHP says another jackknifed semi is blocking the roadway going eastbound on I-44 in Oklahoma City. The two jackknifed semis accidents occurred very close to one another.
“These wet roadways are proving hazardous for drivers today. These 2 semis jackknifed right by each other. One on I-44 eastbound at N.W. 39th and the other on the bridge right there going I-44 westbound to southbound in Oklahoma City. Troopers are working to clear the roadways now.” OHP said on Facebook.
Another accident involving a truck on fire has closed the roadway going eastbound on the Turner Turnpike near Stroud and Bristow.
According to officials, the Turner Turnpike is shut down between US-377/SH-99 at mile marker 179 near Stroud and SH-48/SH-66 at mile marker 196 near Bristow.
Traffic is being detoured at the Stroud exit and SH-66 can be used to rejoin the turnpike near Bristow. Drivers can expect delays and are encouraged to use caution while driving in that area.
For more information, visit KFOR’s Live Traffic Map.