Westbound Interstate 40 closed by accident

OKEMAH, Okla. (AP) - Westbound lanes of Interstate 40 have been closed in eastern Oklahoma because of a pileup just west of Okemah in Okfuskee County.

The state Transportation Department says the closure is expected to last a few hours, and traffic is being diverted.

Cars are being re-routed onto Oklahoma Highway 48 and then onto Oklahoma Highway 56 before getting back onto the interstate.

A section of eastbound I-40 in El Reno was also briefly closed because of excessively slick conditions, and officials warned people not to travel on the roadway.

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