Storm damage heavy in Newkirk
Ponca City Now - May 8, 2019 9:30 am
This photo from inside Rick Leaming Construction shows the damage to a large overhead door.
Last night’s storm caused heavy damage in Kay County, notably in Newkirk.
Rick Leaming Construction was heavily damaged, with industrial overhead doors ripped out, front doors blown out by winds and lights damaged in the office.
School has been canceled in Newkirk for today because of the heavy damage throughout town.
Trees have been ripped from the ground and several city streets are closed by the debris. A truck belonging to Glass Trucking was turned over on its side.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports speaking to the Kansas Highway Patrol Wednesday morning. Kansas Troopers advise Interstate 35 north of the Oklahoma/Kansas border is closed because of damage to the roadway caused by flooding.
The suggested route of travel is State Highway 11 to Blackwell, and then U.S. 77 north to Arkansas City, Kansas.
U.S. 177 from S.H. 11 in Blackwell to the Kansas state line is closed due to flooding.
Also, State Highway 11 is closed at Thompson Creek just west of Interstate 35.