Bird Creek Floods Near Sperry And Skiatook

Thursday, April 10th 2008, 12:37 pm
By: News On 6

Rising water has forced the closing of two state highways in the Sperry and Skiatook area. 

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says state Highway 11 and state Highway 20 are closed because of the water from Bird Creek, which is still rising. 

So far, no one has been evacuated, but officials say that could change if waters do continue to rise.  

Bird Creek at Sperry is expected to crest Friday morning at 29 feet, which is 8 feet above flood stage.

Sperry and Skiatook schools will be closed on Friday.

To check flood levels from the Arkansas Basin River Forecast Center, click here.

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