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“Shake and Wake: Earthquakes Send Crews Scrambling to Check Roads, Bridges”

Oklahoma is dealing with another rash of earthquakes this week, some topping 4.0 in magnitude, which triggers Oklahoma Department of Transportation inspections of bridges within 5 to 10 miles of the epicenters.

Moments after an earthquake struck Oklahoma City on Monday, Robert Stem had a pretty good hunch what people were doing. “That quake was at 5:39 (a.m.) and I promise you that at 6 there were people in their cars heading out to look at a nearby bridge,” said Stem, who is the executive director of the Association of Oklahoma General Contractors.

Read more at: journalrecord.com

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