UPDATE: Webb’s Bar destroyed by sink holeMay 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.”
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.