McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

May 21, 2013

Pittsburg County road closures


Staff Writer

McALESTER — As of 11 :30 a.m., Flooding closes highways in Pittsburg and Atoka Counties.

The following highways are closed narrowed due to flooding.

U.S. highway 69 is narrowed to one lane one mile north of Stringtown in Atoka County. Oklahoma Department of Transportation crews are directing traffic and monitoring conditions. State Highway 31 is closed west of McAlester from Industrial Park west to Haywood in Pittsburg County and State HIghway 63 is closed east of McAlester from Haileyville west to Bache Road in Pittsburg County.

The roadways are barricaded and crews are monitoring the water levels. Updates will be sent as the situation changes.