Local & Regional
Tue May 21, 2013
Oklahoma Interstates Open, But Traffic Slow Moving
Officials say all of the interstates through the tornado-ravaged areas of Moore and Oklahoma City are open, but traffic is moving slowly.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports portions of Interstates 44 and 35 that were shut down after Monday's deadly tornado were reopened about 10 p.m. Monday.
Capt. George Brown says all lanes of I-35 through Moore are open, but that traffic has slowed to a crawl where the tornado crossed the interstate. Heavily damaged homes and businesses can be seen on both sides of the north-south thoroughfare.
Interstate 44 west of Moore also was shut down Monday because of downed power lines across the roadway.
The OHP reports there are 68 roadblocks still set up within the city of Moore and that travel in the area is discouraged.