Road barricades removed during floods near Tulsa

Ponca City Now - January 5, 2016 9:11 am

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – Tulsa county officials say several barricades blocking unsafe roads were tampered with or removed during last week’s floods.

Among the barricades moved was one at 201st Street and Mingo Road, southeast of Bixby. Chief Deputy County Commissioner Michael Willis says that’s near where the body of 54-year-old Melissa Phillips was found after her car was swept off the road on Dec. 27. Willis says it is unclear whether the missing barricade played a part in Phillips’ death.

The Tulsa World (http:// bit.ly/1Z595bW ) reports that officials are warning drivers against tampering with the blockades, noting that conditions in the area may persist or get worse.

 

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