I-35 closed in southern Oklahoma other roads closed

Ponca City Now - June 18, 2015 10:13 am

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I-35 Corridor***

Drivers urged to avoid I-35 in southern Oklahoma due to multiple closures, detours and rock slide

Drivers and truck traffic traveling through Oklahoma should avoid I-35 and use US-81 or US-69 as alternate routes.

Local traffic on northbound I-35 in the Arbuckle Mountains is detoured to US-77 at mile marker 47 near Turner Falls and back to I-35 at mile marker 51 due to ongoing repair of an earlier rock slide in Murray County.

ODOT crews and contractors are assessing opportunities for stabilizing the rock face to prevent further rock slides. Additionally, engineers are evaluating options for reopening the highway, including one lane of traffic in each direction. The northbound I-35 closure in the Arbuckle Mountains is expected to continue for many days due to unsafe conditions.

Travel conditions in the area and detour routes close to I-35 continue to change due to additional rainfall and flooding, so drivers should check updates regularly at www.odot.org.

ODOT crews assess damage the rock slide on I-35 near the Turner Falls area in Murray County.

Closed Due to Flooding

The following highways are closed due to high water. Updates will be issued as conditions change. Do NOT drive into high water. Drivers are cautioned to heed warning signs and to not drive around barricades.

Carter County

US-70 is narrowed to one lane in each direction in Wilson

Cherokee County

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

Garvin County

SH-74 is closed one mile north of SH-7, south of Elmore City

SH-74 is closed to through traffic between Maysville and Elmore City. Detour on SH-19, US-77 and SH-29.

Jefferson County

SH-89 is closed between US-70 and SH-32, south of Ringling

US-70 is closed eight miles west of Ringling

Johnston County

US-377/SH-99 is closed to through traffic just south of Tishomingo. While water has receded off the roadway, flooding and debris have damaged parts of the bridge. Water remains too high at this time for a full bridge inspection to determine the extent of potential damage. Traffic is detoured on SH-1/SH-22 through Ravia and US-177/SH-199.

Leflore County

US-270 is closed between Wister and Heavener and US-271 at Wister. Signs are in place and traffic will be detoured to Poteau and Heavener.

Love County

SH-77 Scenic is closed at Lake Murray State Park

SH-96 is closed south of SH-32 near Burneyville

SH-32 is closed at Mud Creek, three miles east of the Jefferson County line

Marshall County

SH-199 is closed at the Ft. Washita bridge about five miles west of SH-48

Murray County

US-77 is closed between SH-7 and I-35 near Davis

Westbound SH-7 is closed at the US-77 South junction in Davis

Okfuskee County

SH-48 is closed approximately one mile south of I-40, near Bearden

Okmulgee County

US-75A is closed the railroad overpass on the north side of Beggs

Pittsburg County

SH-31 is closed west of McAlester

Closed due to flooding damage

The following highways are closed due to high water. Updates will be issued as conditions change.

Grant County

SH-11 between US-81 in Medford and SH-132 is open to one lane with traffic signals while surface damage is repaired on the construction detour.

Kingfisher County

SH-33 is closed about three miles west of the SH-74F junction near Cashion. This closure is expected to last several more weeks while a contractor finishes a nearby bridge construction project.

Kiowa County

SH-54 is closed to through traffic just south of SH-9 near Gotebo after flooding damaged a construction detour near an ongoing project. Traffic is detoured using SH-19 to US-183 to SH-55.

Leflore County

SH-1 is closed between US-271 and US-259 through the Ouachita National Forest due to damage from a land slide.

McCurtain County

US-259 is closed at the Red River due to flooding-related damage on both the Oklahoma and Texas sides of the Red River bridge. Drivers must find an alternate route traveling into Texas.

Pottawatomie County

SH-102 is open to only local traffic between SH-9 and SH-59B as crews repair damage to surface and drainage areas of the highway. The roadway may reopen within a week.

Pushmataha County

US-271 is open to one lane south of Clayton as a contractor continues making repairs to shore up severe erosion after heavy rains in May damaged both the roadway and the road bed. Permanent repairs are expected to take up to eight weeks to complete.

To check CURRENT ROAD CONDITIONS along Oklahoma Turnpikes

, call the

Oklahoma Turnpike Authority at 877-403-7623 or go to

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