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OHP to place troopers along every 20 miles of I-40 this week

Posted at 3:46 PM, Nov 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-20 16:46:04-05

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says as a part of a traffic safety initiative they will be placing troopers every 20 miles along Interstate 40 this week.

OHP says it is joining the Tennessee Highway Patrol in their sixth annual "I-40 challenge."

Troopers will be placed every 20 miles along I-40 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Nov. 21 and Nov. 25.

Officials said on Thanksgiving in 2017, troopers investigated 38 crashes on the day before Thanksgiving.

"I-40 is one of the most heavily traveled interstate corridors in the nation. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is proud to join in this effort to save lives during the busy Thanksgiving travel period. If you see an impaired driver on the road, contact local law enforcement or dial *55 from any cell phone to alert the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Our goal is to keep Oklahomans safe on the roads this holiday season," said Major Garrett Vowell, Oklahoma Highway Patrol Zone Commander.

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