UPDATE: Webb’s Bar destroyed by sink hole

May 24, 2019 | Featured|Headlines

PONCA CITY — Kay County Commissioner reports that Webb’s Bar has fallen into the sinkhole on Lake Rd. around 1:30 p.m. today.

Photos submitted by Carolyn Godberson.

By SHARON ROWEN |KAY NEWSCOW


Lake Road washed out; Webb’s Bar damaged

PONCA CITY — Lakes and rivers in Kay County are swelling with water resulting in countless road closures. At 12:30 p.m. officials reported a section of Lake Road is washed out near Webb’s Bar.

At 12:53 p.m. Kay County Commissioner Jack Godberson said the road in that area is washed out and, “There is a good chance Webb’s Bar will not be there before long.”

Webb’s Bar is on the verge of being consumed by a sink hole. Photo provided by Carolyn Godberson.

Godberson said when the rain quits it could take crews at least two weeks to repair Lake Road. He said the Kaw Dam was releasing water 105,000 cubic feet a second and that the Sober Brother’s sand pit was flooding.

The Y intersection of Pecan, Big Snake and Kelley Roads is closed for Arkansas River flood waters. The river was measured at 20.66 feet at 11 a.m. surpassing the top historic crest of 20.11 feet recorded on May 14,1993.

Some areas of South 12th and 13th Streets in Ponca City are closed. Fire chief Butch Herring said firefighters assisted some residents in leaving their homes on 13th Street.
High waters forced Prettycoat Junction to evacuate animals.
One dog owner said her dogs were moved to the Humane Society.

Today Kaw Dam was measured 37.03 feet above normal.
The corp notified the Kay County Sheriff’s Department that they increased the dam release to 95,000 at 9 a.m. and to the reported 105,000 at noon. Flood warnings remain issued for the area.

A portion of Lake Road near Webb’s Bar is washed out. Photo provided by Carolyn Godberson.
A Kay County deputy makes sure vehicles do not go around the barricades at Big Snake and Pecan Roads. (KNC Photo by Sharon Rowen)
Flood waters cover the intersection of 12th Street and Edwards in south Ponca City. (KNC Photo by Sharon Rowen)
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