Central Oklahoma Road Conditions Update Thursday Morning
OKLAHOMA CITY - Multiple highways and roadways are shut down Thursday morning because of debris and high water warnings, after severe storms swept across central Oklahoma, on Wednesday.
According to Oklahoma City police, rapid running storm waters have forced a creek to overflow its banks on S.E. 74th between Luther and Peebly roads. The water has washed out a 4-5 foot section of S.E. 74th. Several drivers did not see the washed out segment and drove into the water. All persons have been rescued and vehicles are being removed by wreckers.
The police department has closed S.E. 74th between Luther and Peebly Roads. Drivers are urged to detour around that area.
The right lane of northbound I-235 remains closed the Harrison Ave./N.E. 8th St. interchange in Oklahoma City for ongoing cleanup of debris on the roadway. Drivers should expect delays Thursday morning and plan extra travel time.
Road closures in Oklahoma City as of 9 a.m.:
· S Council Road from SW 112 to SW 119
· SW 29 and Sara Road
· Midwest Boulevard NE 50 to NE 63
· Hiwassee Road from SE 54 to SE 89
· SW 44 and S Morgan Road
· 13200 block of S Choctaw Road
· SW 74 from S Peebly to S Luther roads
At 10 a.m., officials with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) released the latest road conditions update. The following highways are affected due to high water. Drivers are cautioned to heed warning signs and to not drive around barricades.
Oklahoma City Metro Area
Interstates and highways are open, however drivers should expect congestion and delays in the Oklahoma City metro area today as emergency response and cleanup continues.
US-64 is now open between the south SH-8 junction and the south SH-58 junction west of Jet.
Westbound SH-37 is narrowed to one lane between SH-4 and Tuttle due to downed power lines. SH-92 is now open two miles south of SH-37 near Tuttle.
SH-48 is closed two miles north of SH-9 due to high water. Traffic is detoured to SH-56 and SH-99A.
News 9 and News9.com will keep you updated as more information becomes available.