ODOT Monitoring Flooding, Highway Closures

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 5:38 am
By: News On 6

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation says it is monitoring a number of highway closures across the state. The department has released a list of current closures.  

ODOT's list of highway closings in eastern Oklahoma due to high water:

Cherokee County

SH-80 is closed to through traffic about four miles west of Hulbert between SH-51 and US-62. This roadway remains under water. Once flood waters recede, crews will clean up the area and assess the road surface before reopening it to traffic.

LeFlore County

US-270 is closed between Wister and Heavener and US-271 at Wister. Signs are in place and traffic will be detoured to Poteau and Heavener. This closure will continue until flood waters recede from the roadway.

SH-1 is closed between US-271 and US-259 through the Ouachita National Forest due to damage from a land slide.

Pittsburg County

SH-31 is closed west of McAlester.

Additional closures can be found at the department's website or check out an interactive map of Oklahoma highway closures.

To check current road conditions you can call the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety ROAD CONDITION HOTLINE at 888-425-2385 or go to the department's website.