Medicine Park businesses see creek rising

Medicine Park businesses see creek rising

MEDICINE PARK, OK (KSWO) - Businesses in Medicine Park saw Medicine Creek creeping up to their steps after the heavy rainfall over the weekend. Six flood gates at Lake Lawtonka were opened Sunday morning at 36 inches, but as of Sunday night they are at 20 inches.

A restaurant employee down in Medicine Park said some businesses lost power for a while.

He says they saw the water rising up to their deck, and had to close it up for the day.

"It was just really scary," said Wesley Palmer, employee. "It made us wonder if it was just going to keep coming, and whether or not they were going to close the gate and whether or not we would be able to open or not due to the weather."

Some roads around Medicine Park were closed today because of the rising creek levels. Like at the restaurant, some places where people would walk or sit next to the creek is now underwater. But the shop owners down in Medicine Park say they are still open for business.

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