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Heavy rains and thunderstorms are blamed for two deaths and several road closures.
An Apache woman's car hydroplaned as she drove through heavy rain on Highway 62 in Caddo County, said police. The vehicle hit a power pole and a tree, said officials. The woman was found dead at the scene.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said 46-year-old Bonny Wooley of McAlester was killed on Thursday when her car went off a wet road and hit a tree.
Major road closings include:
County Line between 192nd and 206th; 164th and 178th
Hefner Rd. from Coltrane to I-35 service road
Rockwell between 178th and 192nd
Meridian between 178th and 206th
Waterloo between Meridian and Portland
Northwest 178th and Portland
234th between Meridian and May
Northwest 164th between Rockwell and May.
ODOT reports about 15,500 homes and businesses across the state are without electric service.
The town of Muldrow, in Sequoyah County near the Oklahoma-Arkansas border, saw major flooding and damage. There are reports of trees and power lines down, hail damage to cars and also severe flooding as well.
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation reports several road closings because of high water resulting from recent heavy rain. Motorists are advised against driving into water on roadways.
To check Current Road Conditionscall the Dept. of Public Safety's Road Conditions Hotline at 888-425-2385.
Statewide Highway Closings due to high water
Tulsa County SH-11 between SH-20 and Sperry HS20 between SH-11 and US-75, east of Skiatook
Mayes County SH-20 south of Spavinaw
Rogers County SH-20 at Keetonville Hill
Ottawa County SH-125 at the Fairgrounds, south of Miami
Sequoyah County SH-101 at Big Lee Creek, 20 miles east of US-59
Cherokee County SH-80 between Hulbert and Wildwood SH-10/IllinoisRiver at Hanging Rock, 12 miles north of US-62
Logan County SH-33 at Cottonwood Creek in Guthrie
Canadian County SH-4 between Wagner Rd. and SH-66, north of Yukon SH-66 at Alfadale Rd. in El Reno
McCurtain County US-259A between Broken Bow Lake Spillway and Beavers Bend Park
LeFlore County US-270 between Wister and Heavener
Pittsburg County SH-63 from Bache Road east to Haileyville
Pushmataha County SH-43 from the junction SH-43/SH-2, west to Sardis Cove
The following areas are being monitored closely because they are experiencing high water levels, however crews have not closed the roadway at this time:
Adair County US-59/Illinois River near Watts high water US-62 between Westville and Proctor high water
Wagoner County SH- 72 between 181st to 191st high water SH-104 from Haskell to the junction of SH-51B high water SH-16 at Gray Oak Rd., east of Okay high water
Latimer County SH-82 approximately 1/2 mile south of Red Oak high water
To check Current Road Conditions call the Dept. of Public Safety's Road Conditions Hotline at 888-425-2385.
A flooding risk continues through most of the state with additional rainfall on Thursday.
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