Eastern Oklahoma under flash flood warning

Thursday, April 10th 2008, 8:00 am
By: News 9

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Strong storms rolled across Oklahoma with at least one tornado reported and hail, heavy rains and flooding in parts of the state.

At least one traffic death is being attributed to the rain and road closings are reported because of flooded highways are reported around the state.

There has been two reports of a tornado in Choctaw County in far southeastern Oklahoma about 7:15 Wednesday night, although no damage was reported.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says Muldrow in eastern Oklahoma was hit by heavy hail and has widespread power outages and Michelann Ooten with the state Department of Emergency Management says there are several injuries.

Oklahoma Gas & Electric reports nearly 12,000 power outages statewide with outages ranging from southern to eastern Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says an Apache woman was killed when her car hydroplaned on U.S. Highway 62 in Caddo County and crashed into a pole and a tree. Pamela Bobelu died in the accident.

Several roads leading into northwest Oklahoma City are closed Thursday because of flooding. Also shut down are the Creek Turnpike in Wagoner County and State Highway 20 in east Skiatook.