Jackknifed semi shuts down 169

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Semi on Highway 169
Semi on Highway 169
Updated: 4/30/2013 9:15 am Published: 4/27/2013 8:51 am

Before six on Saturday morning, a jackknifed semi shut down Highway 169 northbound at 56th. St.

Officers say the driver was trying to light a cigarette when he hit the guardrail and slid down a bridge.

Throughout the morning, crews laid down sand to clean up oil and fuel leaking onto the highway. According to police, the driver wasn't hurt in the accident. His double trailer was carrying car parts through Tulsa.

Officers on the scene, told FOX23 they expected the highway to be shut down northbound for the rest of the morning. Around 2:30 pm, it was re-opened. For over eight hours crews worked to clear the roadway and clean everything up.

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Mayor Maynot - 4/28/2013 4:41 AM
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He probably won't get to do that again. He's lucky he didn't get hurt or hurt another or many.

Mayor Maynot - 4/28/2013 4:35 AM
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There's still no legislative restrictions governing texting while while driving. That computer is mounted on the dash cause it makes it more convenient for a police officer to utilize as he sits in the drivers seat. Yea he's driving while he does that he has to sometimes if you ever expect them to get to the next call:-) Dash on in other industries like AEP/PSO gives field reps (meter reader) wireless capabilities that reads the gas meter by the house from the street. It also gives them auditing ability and since they're th

t town253 - 4/27/2013 11:07 AM
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Wow. And they are worried about cell phones?????
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