Local & Regional
Mon January 28, 2013
Creek Turnpike Reopens
JENKS, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say parts of the Creek Turnpike have been shut down in Tulsa County as a bomb squad investigates two suitcases found near a toll plaza.
Turnpike spokesman Jack Damrill tells The Oklahoman that two suitcases were found Monday morning near the Peoria and Elm streets exit in Jenks.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol bomb squad is investigating.
The patrol says westbound traffic is being diverted onto city streets.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol received a tip about 4:20 AM this morning,advising of two suspicious suitcases placed at the Jenks Toll Plaza in thewest bound traffic pay lane. Troopers called in the OHP Bomb Squad to respond to the scene. Bomb techsused a robot to perform initial contact with the cases. After performingx-rays, troopers found there were no explosive or dangerous items insidethe suitcases. Both cases contained personal items & all evidence was collected & takeninto custody for further investigation. The westbound traffic lanes arenow open