Wednesday and Thursday are Weather Aware days due to the potential for locally heavy rainfall. 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! Isolated strong thunderstorms may develop late Wednesday afternoon, but widespread severe weather does not appear to be likely at this time.
8-27-04 – A semi truck burst into flames late Thursday night, shutting down highway 69 for three hours. The driver escaped unharmed after his semi hit debris on the road and crashed 10 miles north of Stringtown in Atoka County.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol is investigating why the truck burst into flames. Troopers were forced to shut down the highway at around 10:30pm. The truck was carrying a load of chickens, it took crews nearly three house to clean up the mess.