Westbound lanes of Turner Turnpike near Luther back open following semi fire

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UPDATE: Officials say the westbound lanes on the Turner Turnpike near Luther are back open. 

LUTHER, Okla. – A large semi fire has caused part of a turnpike to close in Oklahoma County.

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the westbound lanes of the Turner Turnpike near Triple X Road were shut down while crews battled a fire on an overturned FedEx semi Wednesday around 3:15 a.m.

Just before 5:30 a.m., the inside lane on westbound Turner Turnpike was reopened. The outside lane remains closed.

OHP officials say the driver was distracted when the incident occurred.

Drivers are encouraged to plan ahead and take it slow in the area.

There were no injuries.

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