Carter County officials look at damage after flash flooding

CARTER COUNTY, Okla. (KXII) - An already wet Spring plus flash flooding the first week of June has put road repair crews in Carter County in a bind.

"The intermittent series of rains followed by one or two really torrential rain events is just really aggravating, not only for our work schedule, but more importantly for our citizens," City engineer Tom Mansur said. "It truly is aggravating. But we're working on it."

Mansur said the worst wash out from the flash flooding was on Myall Road, just east of Hailey Street.

Water washed away parts of the already crumbling road bed.

The city filled the void with gravel but a replacement concrete pipe is still two weeks away.

"I really would like to have a week to 10 days of relatively clear weather, relatively dry weather where we can actually make a decent repair," Mansur said.

Carter County commissioner Jerry Alvord has experienced similar problems but says his crews stay busy.

"During the rain, during the day when we're struggling to do what we normally do, I'll have crews driving around and inspecting these things so we can have a list and get to them as quick as possible," Alvord said.

Alvord said tin horns in the county overflowed during the flash flooding, washing out driveways.

The wet ground combined with heavy traffic will cause more potholes and road deterioration, he asks drivers to just be patient.