Weather Aware conditions continue overnight due to the potential for locally heavy rainfall. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect until 7 a.m. for the northernmost portions of Texoma including Atoka, Coal, Johnston, Murray and Pontotoc Counties Beware of flooded road-ways and never drive around barricades or into water more than six inches deep. High rainfall rates may reduce visibility and also increase the risk of hydroplaning. Turn around, don’t drown! Rain ends NW to SE during the day Thursday.
04-13-04 - Thousands will be hitting a new highway connecting Sherman to Bells. Highway 82 is complete and open to travel after three years of construction.
The 8 mile stretch is a 13 million dollar project. Today representatives and city officials gathered along the highway for the ribbon cutting ceremony. Officials estimate that six to seven thousand motorists will travel the new stretch of highway a day. The new highway will keep large trucks and cars from traveling the curvy roads through several small towns.