High waters kill two, close roads

Wednesday, April 9th 2008, 8:24 pm
By: News 9


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.

      Stay with NEWS 9 and News9.com for further information.