Pittsburg County Drivers Cautioned Along Highways

State authorities are warning drivers in areas of Green Country Thursday morning as the steady rain continues to fall.

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation told that as of 5 a.m. Thursday three highways are being closed due to high water. All three highways are located in Pittsburg County.

According to their release, the highways closed include:

- SH-63 from Haileyville west to Bache Road (approximately 14 miles)

- SH-31 west from the Stephen Taylor Industrial Park west of McAlester to Haywood (OPEN)

- SH-31 west from the SH-31A junction south of Stuart extending east to Haywood (OPEN)

Officials also cautioned area drivers to heed warning signs and to not drive around barricades.

Meteorologist Andrew Kozak provided a weather update this morning adding that the last round of rain (even a little sleet and a few flakes mixing in way out West) will come to an end this morning over most of Green Country.

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"The upper air pattern changes quick enough for a nice turn around of temperatures and sky conditions by later today," Kozak said. will have more information from the department of transportation as it becomes available.