Floodwaters In OKC Cause Headaches For Drivers, Emergency Responders

Wednesday, August 23rd 2017, 5:51 am
By: News On 6

Severe weather swept through Oklahoma City Tuesday afternoon and brought heavy rains and damaging lightning. The rain led to many road closures throughout Oklahoma City. 

Some drivers drove into high water near Broadway and NW 23rd in OKC and police had to shut down I-235 northbound. 

Storm tracker Val Castor helped a woman, who somehow got around the roadblock, escape her car. The area near NW 10th and Penn also saw lots of rain last night. Firefighters said 10 cars were stuck because of flooding.

“My car stopped,” said Travis Strout, whose car was disabled by floodwaters. “It stalled out completely 100 percent… (W)hen we drove through water and then other people started driving through, it started pushing water into my car.”

The OKC Fire Department urges people to stay inside and let the storm pass during severe weather situations.