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ODOT: Some roads are open, others remain closed after deluge of rain this week

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Posted at 11:25 AM, May 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-21 12:25:28-04

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is reporting some roads are being opened Sunday, others are not after a deluge of rain this past week across Oklahoma.

Here are the latest in the status of roads across several counties:

The following highways are impacted by high water or flooding:
OKMULGEE COUNTY
US-75 is now OPEN at the railroad underpass between 10th and 13th streets in the City of Okmulgee
SH-16 is now OPEN at the railroad underpass in Beggs.

CHEROKEE COUNTY
SH-80 is closed five miles south of SH-51 between Hulbert and Fort Gibson.

PITTSBURG COUNTY
US-270 is now OPEN one half mile west of the Indian Nations Turnpike.
US-270 is closed from Coal Creek to Haywood Road.
SH-63 is closed from Haileyville west to Bache Rd.

GRANT COUNTY
SH-11 is closed at Pond Creek, Osage Creek and Cottonwood Creek about 7 miles west of Medford.

ATOKA COUNTY
SH-131 is closed 6 miles west of US-69.
SH-31 is closed just west of McAlester from the industrial park to Haywood.

JOHNSTON COUNTY
SH-4A is closed just a half mile north of Milburn.
COTTON COUNTY
SH-5B is closed near Temple.

REMEMBER:
• Use caution in work zones as lanes already may be narrowed with little room to correct errors;
• Use caution if you see pooled water as other drivers may cause sprays when hitting these areas;
• Don't drive around barricades if roadway is closed; and
• If you see high water, do not enter and turn around.
NOTE: Updates will be sent when conditions change.
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To check CURRENT ROAD CONDITIONS in Oklahoma, call
ODOT's ROAD CONDITIONS HOTLINE at 844-4OK-HWYS (844-465-4997)
or go to www.okroads.org. For turnpike information, call the
Oklahoma Turnpike Authority at 877-403-7623 or go to www.pikepass.com.
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