Downtown streets may be closed for days after Devon Energy tower accident
Streets around downtown Oklahoma City's Devon Energy tower, and Myriad Botanical Gardens, could be closed for days as damage from an early-morning accident high on the tower's exterior is assessed.
A window-washing platform apparently swung into the tower before 8 a.m. Wednesday, and broken glass rained down on the streets below.
Sheridan and Robinson avenues adjacent to the city's tallest building will be closed while the structure is inspected and repairs are made, according to the city of Oklahoma City.
Streets should reopen later this week, the city said in a news release.
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Sheridan is closed from Robinson to Hudson Avenue, and Robinson is closed from Sheridan to Main Street.
Myriad Botanical Gardens directly across Sheridan south of the tower is closed until the area is considered safe.
Oklahoma City Streetcar riders are being bused around the restricted area. Streetcar tracks run on both Sheridan and Robinson.