The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

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February 1, 2011

Will Rogers Turnpike closed

JOPLIN, Mo. — The Will Rogers Turnpike from the Missouri state line to Tulsa has been closed because of multiple stuck vehicles and impassable road conditions, said Brenda Perry, spokeswoman for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation.

“Overall, we’re having real issues of visibility,” Perry said. “The winds are real high and we have drifting snow.”

Perry said the transportation department is absolutely discouraging travel.

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