Heavy Rainfall Leads To Flooding, Highway Closure In Tulsa County


Monday, June 15th 2015, 1:25 pm
By: Dee Duren


Heavy rainfall temporarily closed Highway 20 between Skiatook and Highway 75 Monday morning, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported. 

Law enforcement diverted traffic since shortly before noon.  Witnesses say there are cars in ditches along Highway 20 and drivers were pulling over due to low visibility.

As of about 12:30 p.m., Skiatook police said the Oklahoma Department of Transportation was on scene and relieved their officers from blocking the road, adding the water appeared to be receding.

News On 6 WARN Team Chief Meteorologist Travis Meyer says a tropical system moving across the state is expected to produce additional rainfall amounts throughout the afternoon with some flooding expected.

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The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Watch through Thursday evening for several counties including Adair, Cherokee, Craig, Creek, Delaware, Haskell, Hughes, LeFlore, Mayes, McIntosh, Nowata, Okfuskee, Osage, Ottawa, Pawnee, Payne, Pushmataha, Rogers, Sequoyah, Tulsa, Wagoner and Washington.

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