High water in Deer Creek area forces officials to close school

Deer Creek Schools are closed due to high water. Northwest Oklahoma County has a number of roads closed, sheriff reports.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: November 8, 2011 at 2:35 pm •  Published: November 8, 2011
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photo - NW 220 looking west from SH 74 - Photo by Paul B. Southerland
NW 220 looking west from SH 74 - Photo by Paul B. Southerland

Deer Creek schools are closed today due to high water in roadways, according to the Oklahoma County Sheriff's dispatcher.

Edmond Road between Portland and County Line is closed due to high water.

NW 220 west of Portland Avenue is closed.

Storms continue to move eastward across Oklahoma Tuesday morning.

In Okmulgee County, State Highway 62 about 2 miles east of Morris is closed and Arbeka Road just east of Dewar is closed due to high water, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation reports.

There are 10-12 areas in the Deer Creek area closed due to floodwaters, the dispatcher said about 6:35 a.m.

Also, a large tree has fallen into the roadway on SE 119 between Indian Meridian and Choctaw roads, according to Oklahoma City police radio reports.

The area is closed to traffic.

A number of intersections across the Oklahoma City area have been closed by street crews due to high water from overnight rains. Most have been reopened, but more rain is expected before noon and Oklahoma City remains under a flash flood watch.

Roads reported closed by the Oklahoma County Sheriff's office include:

*N. COUNCIL & NW 178TH

*N. ROCKWELL AND NW 178TH

*N. MERIDIAN AND NW 178TH

* EDMOND RD FROM N. PORTLAND TO COUNTY LINE RD

*DANFORTH FROM N. PORTLAND TO MERIDIAN

* N. MERIDIAN AND COVELL

*N. MERIDIAN AND NW 164TH

NW 164TH BETWEEN N. COUNCIL AND COUNTY LINE RD

*WATERLOO AND N. WESTERN (EASTBOUND)

*SORGHUM MILL AND N. PORTLAND (EASTBOUND)

*NW 220TH AND PORTLAND (WESTBOUND)



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