Highway 169 North Of Talala In Rogers County Open Again

Saturday, June 5th 2010, 8:49 am
By: News On 6


ROGERS COUNTY -- An overturned semi trailer truck carrying home building supplies and some chemicals closed a stretch of U.S. Highway 169 in Rogers County Saturday.

The highway was closed for 11 hours, re-opening at about 1:30 p.m.

The spill was first broadcast as hazardous chemicals spill, but there were no hazards to the public, said Rogers County Emergency Management Director Bob Anderson. The semi was carrying a wide variety of goods, including plumbing supplies and other home goods - even mouse traps and pillows for a Norman store.

Semi Overturns On Highway 169 Near Talala

There were some liquid containers that spilled on the highway, but the contents were not hazardous, Anderson said.

The highway was first closed just after 2:30 a.m.

The spill was handled by Northwest Fire Protection District in Oologah and Sooner Emergency Management, as well as OHP and Rogers County Emergency Management.