Oklahoma state troopers caution motorists about flooded roadways after severe weather

Officials with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol are asking motorists to be aware of flood-prone areas Thursday.

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After severe weather blew through Green Country late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning, several roadways are flooded.

Troopers have responded to several locations in Okmulgee County to assist with flooding and several state highways have been closed due to standing water.

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OHP warns motorists to avoid high water areas and report road closures by dialing *55 on their mobile phone.

"We want people to be aware of flooded roadways and also to remind motorists of the dangers of driving into high water" stated Captain George Brown, spokesman for the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

Troopers will patrol near flooded areas to enforce laws prohibiting motorists from driving around barricades and road closure signs.

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