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Lawton road reopens following flooding wash out

LAWTON, OK (KSWO)- A road that washed out in flooding overnight is back open to local residents. After getting around 4 inches of rain, a section of SW Bishop Road between 44th Street and 52nd Street became impassable.

It took four trucks of gravel, loaders and several city workers to get this road fixed so residents could get out and get to work. This is the same spot where crews were working on a sewage project.

When crews came out to survey the area, they noticed the road was washed out -- so they put up signs and began working to get it reopened.

Construction Inspector Britt Hubbard says this is the first time they've faced this problem at this location and it's important for drivers to always obey the road signs.

"Please watch out where you're driving. Don't drive into flooded roadways we may have a situation just as we had here with the road being washed out so please, turn around, don't drown," explained Hubbard.

Hubbard says the road could potentially wash out again if we get more heavy rain.

While the road is temporally fixed crews won't be able to work on the sewer project until it dries up -- which could be weeks.

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