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Flooding creating travel issues across Green Country

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Posted at 6:44 AM, May 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-05 17:40:29-04

GREEN COUNTRY — Oklahoma Department of Transportation is advising drivers to avoid unnecessary travel due to flooding early Thursday morning.

A flash flood emergency was in effect in Okmulgee County until 4:45 a.m. on Thursday. According to the National Weather Service, anywhere from four to nine inches of rain fell across the county causing life-threatening flooding.

Pottawatomie County Emergency Management reports damage to trees and powerlines north of St. Louis and west of Maud. Additional damage has been reported to structures, powerlines, and trees. Flooding has also been reported in Tecumseh.

Seminole Emergency Management reports significant damage to structures including businesses. Power is out across town. Mutual aid from Lincoln, Logan, and Pontotoc Counties are responding. Oklahoma Highway Patrol is also providing support.

Possible tornado hits Seminole

According to ODOT as of 4 p.m., the following roads are closed due to flooding:


  • US-62 about 1 mile east of the Cherokee County line — OPEN


  • SH-80 west of Hulbert is closed.
  • SH-80 in Hulbert south of SH-51 — OPEN
  • US-62 closed near the SH-51 in Eldon — OPEN
  • US-62 closed 3 miles east of the SH-51 Jct. near Camp Egan in east Cherokee County — OPEN
  • SH-10 about 12.5 miles north of the US-62 Jct. near Hanging Rock in northeast Cherokee County


  • SH-20 closed south of SH-82 jct. at Spavinaw State Park.


  • US-62B at US-62/Shawnee Bypass in Muskogee — OPEN
  • SH-10 at the railroad underpass in Fort Gibson — OPEN
  • US-62 closed just south of US-64/SH-16/SH-72 junction (Jamesville Y) in western Muskogee County


  • SH-48 is closed just south of I-40 at the N. Canadian River near Bearden.


  • SH-56 about 4 miles west of Okmulgee near Dripping Springs Lake
  • US-75A/SH-16 at the railroad underpass east of Beggs — OPEN


  • SH-31 is closed between the US-270 Jct. west to Haywood Rd.


  • US-64 closed between Mingo Rd. and Garnett Rd. south of Bixby

Several school districts in Green Country have closed for the day due to the impacts of flooding.

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