Police Urge Drivers To Avoid Southeast Wichita

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email

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UPDATE: Sunday, April 15, 2012

In a press release, county leaders said Oliver St. from 31st to 47th Streets and MacArthur St. between K-15 and Oliver St. are closed indefinitely as clean up efforts continue. Citizens are reminded to continue to avoid the areas of 39th St. South to 63rd St. South and Hydraulic to K-15. Residents of Oaklawn need to show I.D. to return to their homes.

Pinaire Mobile Home Park residents are not being allowed to return to their residence as emergency crews are still assessing damage to the area. This area has sustained significant damage. Salvation Army canteens are located in the 47th St. & Clifton area to assist residents with food and water.

In Southeast Wichita, drivers are asked to avoid Rock Road to Webb Rd. and Pawnee to Harry St. to avoid due to significant tree and power line damages.

April 15, 2012

Wichita Police have a message for drivers--stay away from the southeast part of the city.

Police are calling on drivers to avoid southeast Wichita, the area hardest hit by Saturday's storms. Officers say too many sightseers are making the cleanup effort more difficult, plus there are many downed power lines and power poles in the area.

No one was seriously hurt when the tornado hit Sedgwick County.


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