Flooding Shuts Down Oklahoma Highways

Oklahoma Flooding

Flood waters have forced officials to close down several highways in Oklahoma.

High waters are wreaking havoc in Texas and Oklahoma, where the National Weather Service is reporting historic levels of flooding. Around 1000 people have been evacuated because of flooding in Texas. A firefighter lost his life last night attempting to rescue another firefighter in a high water situation in Claremore, Oklahoma last night.

Here is a list of highway closures from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation.

Atoka County

SH-131 is closed near Wardville

Bryan County

US-70 eastbound is closed eight miles south of Bennington

SH-48 is closed four miles north of Durant

Cherokee County

SH-80 is closed about four miles west of Hulbert between SH-51 and US-62.

Choctaw County

SH-70 is closed east of Boswell at the Muddy Boggy River.

Comanche County

US-62 is closed at Indiahoma Rd.

US-62 and SH-277 is closed near Porter Hill.

SH-7 at Beaver Creek is closed east of Lawton.

I-44 is closed at the 43 mm just north of Lawton

Grant County

SH-11 is closed between US-81 in Medford to SH-132

Jefferson County

SH-32 is closed near Ryan, detour using US-81 or SH-89 to US-70.

Johnston County

US-377/SH-99 is closed to through traffic just south of Tishomingo. Traffic is detoured on SH-1/SH-22 through Ravia and US-177/SH-199.

SH-48A is narrowed to one lane and flagging crews are in place.

Kay County

US-177 is closed north of Blackwell at the Chikaskia River Bridge

US-77 is closed south of Tonkawa at the Salt Fork Bridge.

Kingfisher County

SH-33 is closed three miles west of SH-74F.

US-81 is closed north of Kingfisher.

Kiowa County

SH-54 is closed to through traffic just south of SH-9 near Gotebo. Traffic is detoured using SH-19 to US-183 to SH-55. This closure is expected to last into next week.

US-183 is closed north of Snyder.

Leflore County

US-270 is closed just south of the junction with US-271 between Wister and Heavener due to flooding at Wister Lake. Signs are in place and traffic will be detoured to Poteau and Heavener.

Lincoln County

SH-102 is closed at the SH-66 junction near Wellston

US-62 is closed at SH-102 east of Harrah

McClain County

SH-39 is closed west of Purcell is closed

US-77 is closed at Walnut Creek in Purcell

SH-24 is closed at Washington

Marshall County

SH-199 is closed at the Ft. Washita bridge.

Okmulgee County 

SH-16 is closed north and south of Beggs.

Pittsburg County

SH-31 is closed from 270 jct to Haywood and to SH-31A.

SH-63 is closed from Haileyville to Kiowa.

US-270 is closed from west of the Indian Nation Turnpike to Arpealer

US-69B is closed from McAlester north to SH-113

Pottawatomie County

SH-102 is closed between I-40 and Tribbey

US-177 is closed at Hardesty Rd.

Pushmataha County

US-271 is closed south of Clayton, detour available on SH-2 from Antlers to Clayton.

SH-3 is closed between Antlers and Rattan at the Kiamichi River

Tulsa County

SH-20 is closed between SH-11 and Harvard Ave.

Sources:
Oklahoma DOT
USA Today