Semi Trailer Fire Causes Traffic Mess On I-44 In West Tulsa

Thursday, November 1st 2018, 7:04 am
By: News On 6

A trailer fire early Thursday briefly closed all the westbound lanes of I-44 just south of where it intersects with I-244 in west Tulsa.

Sapulpa firefighters put the 5 a.m. fire out and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reopened all but one westbound lane.

Troopers say the semi was headed west when the driver said the trailer's brakes locked up sparking a fire. The driver stopped at 49th West Avenue, parked the trailer on the side of the highway and moved his cab onto Southwest Boulevard.

The driver and a passenger were not hurt.

The OHP says because of the fire, westbound traffic on I-44 backed up for miles.  Troopers finally reopened the outside westbound lane at 8:40 a.m.