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Multiple bridges and roads out across Creek County as a result of rain, and there’s more coming

With nearly six inches of rain in 24 hours, creeks and rivers near Sapulpa swelled to near record proportions. Could it get worse?

A submerged car is seen among the floodwaters in Sapulpa. Photo by Brent Middleton.

While Sapulpa managed to escape the wrath of the swath of storms from earlier this week, the rain is continuing into today (and it looks like it’ll continue to rain possibly the rest of this week) and towns all across the county are dealing with flooding, closed roads, and washed out bridges.

Unofficial reports say that we got 5.84 inches of rain in that first 24 hours, and that number is going to continue to climb.

There are a number of streets in Sapulpa that are closed due to flooding. We published a list we received from the city yesterday morning, and you can see it here:

Meanwhile, in certain areas, bridges and culverts on several private roads have completely washed out, including this one at 97th W. Ave, near the old Snake Farm in Sapulpa (See the comments for an another video

Kelly Lane Park, well known for its ability to rise at the slightest rain, swelled to astronomical proportions on Monday night, even making the new skate park inaccessible, and putting homes near the area in jeopardy.

The skate park at Kelly Lane is under water. Photo by Brent Middleton

Reader Brent Middleton got out with his drone and took several photos of Kelly Lane Park. See the full collection below:

More rain on the way

Today: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 4 pm. Some of the storms could be severe. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. South wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 7 pm. Some of the storms could be severe. Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

About the Author

Micah is the owner/Editor-In-Chief of Sapulpa Times and passionate about telling the everyday stories in the town that we love. You can find him on Twitter at @meetmicah or email him at news@sapulpatimes.com.

  • Avatar Sandi says:

    Thank you for your service

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