Roads closed following Tuesday's flooding


Wednesday, March 19th 2008, 8:23 am
By: News 9


NEWS 9

Statewide Highway Closings

As of 3:30 p.m. Wednesday:

Mayes County
SH-20 south of Spavinaw

Cherokee County
SH-10 north of US-62
SH-80 between Hulbert and Wildwood

Pittsburg County
SH-63 between Bache Rd. and Haileyville
SH-31 from Haywood to the industrial park west of McAlester
SH-31 at Hominy Creek, west of Haywood

LeFlore County
US-270 between Wister and Heavener

Pushmataha County
SH-144 east of Nashoba

Atoka County
SH-131 at Wardville

Much of Oklahoma is drying out Wednesday after thunderstorms and heavy rainfall poured down on the state Tuesday. Some parts of the state were temporarily flooded.

Northeastern parts of the state were hit with the most rain on Tuesday -- up to two inches per hour. One Muskogee neighborhood had to be evacuated after high water surrounded several homes.

And in Wagoner, a driver had to crawl up on the roof of her car to keep from being washed away, said authorities.

No major injuries were reported from the flooding.