Tropical Depression Bill Makes Presence Felt In Oklahoma

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 2:23 am
By: News On 6

Rain continues to fall across Oklahoma as remnants of Tropical Depression Bill moves across the state.

Bill's not expected to go anywhere soon, according to News On 6 Meteorologist Alan Crone. He said due to its slow movement, there will be heavy rains throughout the day Thursday before it comes to an end early Friday.

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Dick Faurot said Bill dumped too much rain too fast for several southern Oklahoma counties, with some areas like Newport seeing nearly ten inches of rain.

Bill continued to move north, northeast throughout the day bringing rain and high winds.

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Because of all the rain the National Weather Service has issued Flood Watches and Warnings for eastern Oklahoma.

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News On 6 Chief Meteorologist Travis Meyer said rain associated with the system is running about an inch an hour in some areas and anywhere between four to eight inches is expected. Meyer also said some isolated areas may see upwards of 12 inches of water.

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation has closed several roads across the state due to flooding. They will continue to monitor the roads as rain keeps falling.  In the Tulsa area, roads are wet, but there have been a few crashes due to wet roadways

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