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High water closes roads in Marshall County

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An example of a flooded road in Marshall County. (KTEN) An example of a flooded road in Marshall County. (KTEN)

MARSHALL COUNTY, Okla. -- Several roads in Marshall County are impassable after a rise in Lake Texoma.

"With all the rain we got, basically over the last month, everything is saturated," said Marshall County Emergency Management Director Robert Chaney. "All the pastures, water is just running straight off... all the ponds are overflowing. We have just a huge amount of water coming into the area."

That's especially true in areas around Lake Texoma. With the dam not releasing, communities along the shoreline are most at risk.

"We're watching the lake very closely; it is rising quickly," Chaney said. "We have just a huge amount of water coming into the area."

Flooded roads include portions of State Highway 70A, Aylesworth Road, and the Rooster Creek bridge on Texoma Park Road.  Drivers are urged to avoid low-water crossings, as they can become treacherous in a hurry.

"It only takes a couple inches of running water to move a person, or --  for that matter -- a vehicle, a truck or a small car or something of that nature, move it totally off the road," said Robert Chaney of Marshall County Emergency Management. "You can be in trouble before you know it."

If you live in a low-lying area and are having trouble with flooding, give Marshall County Emergency Management a call.

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