Lanes Reopening Near Shawnee but Delays Expected

May 20, 2013

SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) — Officials say drivers should expect delays on Interstate 40 in Shawnee as crews continue to clean up storm debris.

Westbound Interstate 40 was closed Sunday night at U.S. 177 after storms ripped through the area. U.S. 177 was also shut down because of vehicle accidents caused by the severe weather.

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation says northbound U.S. 177 at I-40 was reopened as of 7 a.m. Monday. Westbound traffic on I-40 is narrowed to one lane, but all lanes are expected to reopen later Monday morning.

Officials say drivers should expect congestion in the area or pick an alternate route.

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