Thursday, June 18, 2015
Travel discouraged on I-35 in southern Oklahoma due to multiple closures, traffic detoured
Northbound I-35 is closed just north of US-77/Turner Falls (mm 51) in Murray County until further notice due to ongoing cleanup of debris on the highway onto the roadway. ODOT crews are assessing the situation and do not have an estimate for reopening the highway. Law enforcement is diverting traffic and drivers are strongly encouraged to avoid the area.
North and southbound I-35 is closed between SH-142 in Ardmore and SH-53 in Springer in Carter County due to flooding.
These are the suggested detour routes to avoid the I-35 corridor in southern Oklahoma.
Southbound I-35 traffic should detour to westbound I-44 (going south) in Oklahoma City and continue to Chickasha, then take US-81 south to Duncan and continue to Texas.
Northbound I-35 traffic should detour on eastbound SH-142 in Ardmore to SH-199 and continue east to US-177 in Dickson, then travel north on US-177 to Sulphur, and then west on SH-7 back to I-35.
Southbound traffic from northeast Oklahoma and Tulsa area should use southbound US-69 and US-75 to Durant, and continue south.