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Downtown Tulsa ramp shut down for cleanup of steel spill


A ramp in downtown Tulsa is expected to be shut down for hours as crews work to clear a load of steel that shifted during an accident. 

The incident happened on Monday morning, November 15th on the eastbound exit ramp from Interstate 244 to Highway 75 northbound in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

According to News on 6, a semi truck hauling steel was traveling along the exit ramp when it encountered a four wheeler stopped in the roadway. The truck driver then hit the brakes to avoid striking the stopped vehicle, which caused the load of steel they were hauling to shift. The shift broke the straps and sent the load crashing against the cab of the semi truck. 

Thankfully, no injuries were reported in the incident, but troopers say that all of the steel must be offloaded and loaded onto another truck before the semi truck can be removed from the roadway. 

There is currently no estimated time of reopening for the ramp. It is not clear if any citations have been issued as a result of the incident.


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