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Motorist Escapes High Water In Northeast OKC

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There have been several minor accidents in the metro due to the rain. There have been several minor accidents in the metro due to the rain.

Heavy rain inundated roads in parts of Oklahoma, prompting at least one high-water rescue request to Oklahoma City firefighters.

Battalion Chief Brian Stanaland says firefighters responded to the call about 12:38 p.m. Monday in northeast Oklahoma City, but the time crews arrived, the car's occupants had gotten out safely.

Later on Monday, tornado warnings were issued for six counties in eastern Oklahoma, but there were no confirmed touchdowns. A tornado watch for a dozen counties remained in effect until early Tuesday.

3/19/2012 Related Story: Cars Become Stranded On Flooded Norman Streets

Flood warnings have been issued for Pottawatomie County and Seminole County and will be in effect until Tuesday afternoon. Flash flood watches have been issued for several Oklahoma counties, including Cleveland County and Oklahoma County, and they will be in effect until late Monday night.

Keep up with the flood warnings and watches on News 9 Weather page

Besides the flooding and tornado threat, straight-line winds from a thunderstorm snapped power poles in Tulsa County, knocking out power to about 700.

Stanaland also said fire officials believe lightning caused a fire at an oil tank battery and at a residence early Monday. No injuries were reported.

3/19/2012 Related Story: Crews Battle Fire At Oklahoma City Tank Battery

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