Road closed after heavy rain in Okla. Panhandle

Road closed after heavy rain in Okla. Panhandle
Posted at 5:24 PM, Apr 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-16 18:24:52-04

GUYMON, Okla. (AP) -- A slow moving storm moved into the Oklahoma Panhandle with heavy rain that closed at least one road and resulted in a tornado watch.

The National Weather Service issued the tornado watch for portions of the Oklahoma and Texas Panhandles and in western Texas until 9 p.m. Saturday.

Meteorologist Heather Lorenzen with the weather service in Amarillo, Texas, said large hail and damaging winds are the primary threat, but tornadoes can't be ruled out. She said the storm is part of the same system that's expected to bring heavy snow to Colorado.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Oklahoma Highway 95 was closed north of U.S. Highway 412 because of water over the roads. Highways 412, 64 and 56 reopened Saturday afternoon after being closed for three hours due to the water.

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