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Flooding closes schools in Guthrie

Modified: April 11, 2008 at 5:36 pm •  Published: April 10, 2008

GUTHRIE — Flooding has caused the closure of streets and schools in Guthrie this morning.

Superintendent Terry Simpson said school administrators decided at 5:30 a.m. to cancel classes today because Cottonwood Creek crested and crossed Broadway.

"This is always a guessing game as to how high it's going to go," Simpson said.

After the decision, administrators activated the district's automated calling system to let parents know.

This was supposed to be the first day of state testing for students, but the tests will be rescheduled for next week. Simpson said the state gives school districts a two-week window for the tests.

Noble, Broadway and Highway 74 in Guthrie are closed. One Guthrie official said the Cimarron River north of Guthrie and south of Crescent is about two feet below flood stage. Skeleton Creek north of Crescent is also below floodstage.

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