Recent rains have sent water across roads and barricades have been put up to warn of high water.
Rain over the past few days has caused water to go over some paved roads in Stafford County. Phillip Nusser, Stafford County emergency manager, said there were several places in the county where barricades had been placed where rising water had crossed roads. As of 10 a.m. Oct. 9, no roads had been officially closed but the barricades were in place to alert motorists of the possible danger.
Some roads impacted include NE 140th Avenue, NW 30th Avenue, SE 30th Avenue and old highway 50.
Nusser advised motorists to "Turn Around, Don't Drown" when it came to water over a roadway.
For some Stafford County residents like Tonya Kirby, who lives just north and east of St. John, a mile and a half off U.S. Highway 281, getting home meant crossing yards and yards of water-covered roadway.
"There's just no place for this water to go," Kirby said. "There are two tail water pits out there and they are full, and with this rain non-stop for several days everything is just saturated. We have trucks so we can get in and out just fine, but I am a little worried about my neighbor."
Kirby said the road to her home, like many in the area, was sand-based so mud wasn't a factor.
"We don't worry about getting stuck," she said. "We just have to go slow and go through it to get home."
In Pratt County several county roads were closed due to flooding and officials planned to monitor the Ninnescah River closely through the night as run-off continued downstream. Flash flood warnings were in effect throughout the state, with some school closings and delayed starts planned for Wednesday.
All Stafford County schools were scheduled to operate as usual for Wednesday.