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Tanker Spills Syrup Along I-44 In Oklahoma City
news9 ^ | feb 26, 2014 | news9

Posted on 02/26/2014 1:33:32 PM PST by kjam22

OKLAHOMA CITY - Emergency crews have stopped a tanker truck that spilled syrup along Interstate 44 in Oklahoma City.

At about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oklahoma City emergency crews responded to a large syrup spill along the westbound lanes of I-44 from the Belle Isle Bridge to the I-240 area.

Crews shut down the right lane of westbound Interstate 44 between N.W. 36th Street and S.W. 89th Street after discovering the spill Wednesday morning. The highway patrol says crews are bringing in sand to help clean up the slippery mess.

The semi truck leaking the syrup has been stopped on I-44 near S.W. 119th Street and has been made aware of the situation.

Authorities say the tanker was hauling 48,000 gallons of syrup to a Braum's restaurant. Police say the driver apparently drove for miles without noticing the leaking syrup.

Authorities say the spill is not considered an environmental hazard, but the sticky substance is making roads slippery. The lane closure is expected to last throughout the morning as the Department of Transportation applies sand to the road.

Bob Mills SkyNews 9 HD flew over the scene. Pilot Jim Gardner said syrup is still leaking out of the back of the truck. As of 8:30 a.m., Gardner said traffic is moving along just fine in the area.


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This truck spilled syrup on the highway for about 17 miles. Driver was heard to say "Hold muy waffle and watch this"....
1 posted on 02/26/2014 1:33:32 PM PST by kjam22
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To: kjam22

A sticky situation


2 posted on 02/26/2014 1:34:10 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: kjam22

This could be a very sticky situation for the locals.


3 posted on 02/26/2014 1:34:27 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell)
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To: kjam22

sticky makes the road slippery?

is that anything like warming making it colder?


4 posted on 02/26/2014 1:35:05 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

I guess. I saw the road this afternoon. One lane is pretty much black for miles.


5 posted on 02/26/2014 1:35:42 PM PST by kjam22 (my music video "If My People" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74b20RjILy4)
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To: kjam22

Authorities say the tanker was hauling 48,000 gallons of syrup to a Braum’s restaurant.

Now there is a place that doesn’t waffle on their orders.


6 posted on 02/26/2014 1:36:30 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: kjam22

cops arrived shortly with short stacks...


7 posted on 02/26/2014 1:36:42 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Vaquero

and donuts


8 posted on 02/26/2014 1:37:25 PM PST by kjam22 (my music video "If My People" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74b20RjILy4)
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To: kjam22

The local insect population is over-joyed at the news!


9 posted on 02/26/2014 1:37:41 PM PST by Ken522
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To: GeronL

Heh, GMTA.


10 posted on 02/26/2014 1:39:23 PM PST by Tax-chick (I've forgotten most of those languages, but I remember the joke.)
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To: Ken522

I, for one, welcome our ant overlords!


11 posted on 02/26/2014 1:39:59 PM PST by SpinnerWebb (IN-SAPORIBVS-SICVT-PVLLVM)
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To: kjam22

They’re waffling on who caused the spill.


12 posted on 02/26/2014 1:40:56 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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The lane closure is expected to last throughout the morning as the Department of Transportation applies sand pancakes to the road.
13 posted on 02/26/2014 1:41:31 PM PST by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98 Class of '98)
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To: Tax-chick

bump


14 posted on 02/26/2014 1:41:34 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: kjam22

Bull Chit 48,000 gallon bs maybe 48 ,000 pounds not gallons Im so sick of the amount of poor outright lazy reporting


15 posted on 02/26/2014 1:42:17 PM PST by al baby (Hi MomÂ… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: Uncle Chip

MSNBC might want to blame it on Bush... but that ain’t gonna happen in this state....


16 posted on 02/26/2014 1:42:30 PM PST by kjam22 (my music video "If My People" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74b20RjILy4)
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To: tet68
Authorities say the tanker was hauling 48,000 gallons of syrup to a Braum’s restaurant.

"a Braum's restaurant"... singular? One single location needed 48,000 gallons of syrup??

17 posted on 02/26/2014 1:42:36 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: al baby

No trailer carries 48,000 gallons, I hope


18 posted on 02/26/2014 1:43:14 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: kjam22

19 posted on 02/26/2014 1:43:19 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: GeronL
sticky makes the road slippery?

I had the same thought at first, but if the sticky syrup has any thickness on the road (because the thick stuff won't flow well), drivers on 1/2 inch or more of syrup are going to have a lot less traction than tire on road surface.

20 posted on 02/26/2014 1:43:20 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney

right, maybe after it bakes in...


21 posted on 02/26/2014 1:44:09 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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Donate!

22 posted on 02/26/2014 1:44:19 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: kjam22

Build the Quebec to Gulf Coast Syrup Pipeline!


23 posted on 02/26/2014 1:44:27 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: al baby

I didn’t even think about that. But you’re right. It was a “tanker truck”.... like would haul oil etc. 150 barrel truck times 50 gallons per barrel. Does not equal 48,000 gallons.


24 posted on 02/26/2014 1:45:07 PM PST by kjam22 (my music video "If My People" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74b20RjILy4)
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To: al baby
48,000 gallon bs maybe 48 ,000 pounds not gallons

Good catch. Those gasoline tankers on the road are typically 9~10,000 gallons. It would take a small convoy for 48k gallons.

25 posted on 02/26/2014 1:45:26 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: kjam22
REMAIN CLAM!!!!!!


26 posted on 02/26/2014 1:46:31 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

lol


27 posted on 02/26/2014 1:48:06 PM PST by kjam22 (my music video "If My People" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74b20RjILy4)
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To: kjam22
Cleanup crew on the scene ,


28 posted on 02/26/2014 1:48:42 PM PST by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: kjam22

29 posted on 02/26/2014 1:48:42 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

Happy happy happy bee’s


30 posted on 02/26/2014 1:49:34 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Uncle Chip

then here comes John F’n Kerry with some French crepes.


31 posted on 02/26/2014 1:49:37 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: TurboZamboni

I’m guessing John Kerry would not want to be walking around on the highway in this state.... just guessin


32 posted on 02/26/2014 1:50:32 PM PST by kjam22 (my music video "If My People" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74b20RjILy4)
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To: kjam22

I think the whole concept of cops coming with short stacks is a takeoff on the whole cop donut thing. The short stack thing makes sense for a donut loving sub group like LEOs. To have to mention donuts is hitting one over the head with the obvious. Or I could be wrong?
Have a nice day.


33 posted on 02/26/2014 1:55:44 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: GeronL

That could cause a pile up. Someone could get pancaked.


34 posted on 02/26/2014 1:58:07 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: DannyTN

I am disappointed there wasn’t a side(swiped) truck of bacon or sausage.

The jokes would be endless and yummy


35 posted on 02/26/2014 2:00:05 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: kjam22

This would not have happened if the dang government would approve the Keystone XL Maple Syrup pipeline.


36 posted on 02/26/2014 2:00:17 PM PST by Nonsense Unlimited
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To: GeronL

That or a bus of Christmas elves.


37 posted on 02/26/2014 2:01:52 PM PST by DannyTN
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Yeah, but what happens if that pipeline breaks and spills syrup all over the tundra? Think of the caribou!

Uh, there are caribou in Oklahoma, aren't there?

38 posted on 02/26/2014 2:01:56 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Vaquero

Mentioning donuts could be a “tip of the hat” to the intention of the original statement. It could be an indication that the “takeoff on the whole cop donut thing” was noted. Then again, it could be that donuts and short stacks aren’t the same thing and that cops might want to eat both at the same time. Who knows? Could you be wrong? Oh my... of course not. Not you ! :)


39 posted on 02/26/2014 2:02:32 PM PST by kjam22 (my music video "If My People" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74b20RjILy4)
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To: DannyTN

Keebler will mourn Ernie forever!


40 posted on 02/26/2014 2:02:45 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: TurboZamboni

Where’s Rachel Corrie when you need her? Oh! Never mind!


41 posted on 02/26/2014 2:03:41 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: kjam22

Slippin and a Slidin.........like the old song, lol.


42 posted on 02/26/2014 2:06:57 PM PST by potlatch
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There's a Seattle seafood restaurant whose now-deceased founder was an inveterate promoter.

His "Dances with Clams" theme is still going strong...

Any way, years ago, a similar accident happened outside his establishment, so he sent his people out with stacks of pancakes, and he managed to get himself on the local news putting the syrup on flapjacks.

43 posted on 02/26/2014 2:11:12 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: tet68

Braum’s has the best hand dipped ice cream ever.


44 posted on 02/26/2014 2:14:33 PM PST by Coldwater Creek
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To: GeronL

..*smiles*..that was a funny episode...


45 posted on 02/26/2014 2:23:57 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Coldwater Creek

Haha, what do they dip it in, syrup?


46 posted on 02/26/2014 2:26:01 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Where’s Rachel Corrie when you need her? Oh! Never mind!

You rang?


47 posted on 02/26/2014 3:45:37 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: GeronL

No trailer carries 48,000 gallons, I hope.”

Being blond, senior and a female doesn’t allow me to know much about sizes but, even with all these handicaps, seems to me like something that would hold 48,000 gallons of anything would be one huge wide load.


48 posted on 02/26/2014 4:15:01 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Grams A

Well, maybe......

49 posted on 02/26/2014 4:17:36 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

Toooo funny. You made my day. Thanks!!!

So how many pancakes would you have to have made before all this was gone?


50 posted on 02/26/2014 4:20:42 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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