Road conditions normalize after Wednesday storms

Ponca City Now - May 7, 2015 8:56 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says road conditions have normalized after the state was hit by floods and tornados.

Lt. John Vincent said early Thursday that troopers responded to a high volume of emergency calls overnight but that there were no reports of fatalities. He said all of the vehicles that were stranded or washed off of the road have been checked by troopers, who are back on regular patrol.

Vincent says all of the roads have reopened except for the H.E. Bailey Turnpike, which is partially closed.

At least 12 people were injured after twisters swept across the southern Plains. The Oklahoma City area seemed to the hardest hit, with multiple reports of tornadoes and flooding.

The National Weather Service says 5 to 8 inches of rain fell in the area.

 

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