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Water continues to rise in areas of Bixby

Posted at 9:39 PM, May 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-27 23:49:45-04

BIXBY, Okla. — Bixby city officials say the water level increased 6 inches since Sunday.

The rise will back feed into local drainage systems, resulting in ponding conditions in neighborhoods and drainage channels.

“We've got sand bags, we've got plastic on all the doors,” resident Steve Overturf said.

Overturf lives near 139th and Mingo in Bixby. Roadways already are blocked outside his home, and with water rising he's not taking any chances.

Several spots in Bixby are underwater including the Bentley sports complex and neighborhoods near Bixby Middle School.

Yesterday, that was dry land by the fence, but it has come through Monday with the creek.

Linda Burns lives near 161st and Mingo and has been through two floods, but she's never seen the water like this.

“It's even risen since I was down here maybe 2 hours, 3 hours ago,” she said.

Her vegetable garden is mostly underwater.

“See my poor squash plants?” she said.

But she's not leaving. She says the water still has plenty to go to get to her house.

“Just been horrendous with all the weather -- the storms, the tornadoes, the thunderstorms, the rain -- it's really the saddest I've seen it happen all at once.”

Residents can pick up sand bags for free at the White Hawk Golf Course.

Here's a list of road closures according to Bixby city officials:

---Monday 5/27 as of 2pm

Mingo is closed at 139th.

---Friday 5/24 as of 8:30pm

Mingo is closed at 143rd to southbound traffic

----Friday 5/24 as of 2:30am

Riverview from Jefferson to 148th is closed

-----Thursday 5/23 as of 9:00pm

151st closed from Riverview to Mingo

-----Thursday 5/23 as of 8:06pm

Mingo closed from 151st to 161st

-----Thursday 5/23 as of 4:38pm

161st closed from Mingo to Garnett

Garnett closed from Hwy 64 to 161st

Mingo closed from 151st to approx 15400 block

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