SKIATOOK, Okla. — Flooding in areas around Skiatook has gotten so bad that it’s almost impossible now to drive into the area at all.
The area around Highway 20 is normally open fields and roadway. Now, it’s a lake and Bird Creek is another mile to the west.
My view in Skiatook facing toward Stephen, and then away. This is normally an open road (Highway 20), with farmland on either side. Somewhere in the distance I can hear cows mooing. @KJRH2HD pic.twitter.com/AdpKgrcx0O
— Chris DiMaria (@chris_DiMaria) May 21, 2019
OHP says that it’s just as bad in Skiatook itself right now, with five families needing to be rescued from the high flood water.
This road has been blocked off all morning, with traffic trying to find any way around possible, but getting to Skiatook has been seemingly impossible even before this morning’s storms.
It’s been 33 years since flooding has been nearly this bad in the area, and now five families are being rescued from the flood waters.
This road has been blocked off all morning, but the storms earlier made flooding much worse
Even though this is an extreme example, it’s a good reminder that roads can fill up fast, and you never quite know how deep the water may be, so it’s safest to find a way around.
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