Heavy Rain Causes Major Flooding After Severe Storms Move Through Metro

Saturday, June 1st 2013, 1:51 am

By: News 9

As severe thunderstorms moved across central Oklahoma they dumped massive amounts of rain.  

Several areas around the metro began to flood, causing roadways to become impassable and building to fill with water.

News 9 crews were on the scene and even talked to some of the drivers that dared to cross the high waters.

Related Story 5/31/2013: Deadly Tornadoes, Heavy Flooding Terrorize Central Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Emergency Management released a list of roads that are closed and areas to avoid.


Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports I-44 at 119th St is closed due to power lines down. I-40 in metro is open. I-40 in El Reno area is restricted to one lane each direction. I-235 & 50th is still closed by Oklahoma City Police Department.

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is reporting the following highways closed due to high water:

Oklahoma City metro area - I-35 has reopened. Oklahoma Department of Transportation crews are working closely with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol to close interstates and highways metro-wide as necessary. All travel is strongly discouraged as emergency crews continue to respond to tornado damage and flooding.

Nowata County - SH-10 east of Lenapah remains closed due to high water.

Drivers are cautioned to heed warning signs and not to drive around barricades.

To check CURRENT ROAD CONDITIONS, call the Department of Public Safety's ROAD CONDITIONS HOTLINE at 888-425-2385.


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