Cherokee County Rock Slide Covers Highway 10

<p>Torrential rains are impacting eastern Oklahoma all weekend, and near Tahlequah, they caused a rock slide on Sunday. The Illinois River Basin has been hit hard with nearly 10 inches of rain falling.</p>

Sunday, December 27th 2015, 5:14 pm

By: News On 6


Torrential rains are impacting eastern Oklahoma all weekend, and near Tahlequah, they caused a rock slide on Sunday.

The rock slide took place on Highway 10 near Peyton’s Place, which is north of the city.

The Illinois River Basin has been hit hard by rising waters in low-lying areas, with nearly 10 inches of rain falling in just 36 hours by early Sunday afternoon.

Road crews are on the highway trying to clean up and the road remains closed.

Drivers are encouraged to stay away from the area, a spokesperson for the Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission said.

"This is not a good day to be out looking at the incidents," spokesperson Ed Fite said. "You can see we've got workers from all different agencies that are out here just trying to get road closures, signs up and to make sure someone doesn't drive off in the water."

12/27/2015 Related Story: Historic Rains Continue Across Eastern Oklahoma; Temps Drop

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