Crews monitoring dam breach in northeastern Oklahoma

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OSAGE COUNTY, Okla. (KFOR) – Crews are continuing to monitor a dam breach in northeastern Oklahoma.

The 15-foot wide breach was discovered at the dam on Lake Waxhoma on Wednesday morning.

Officials with the Army Corp. of Engineers say they are not anticipating a full collapse of the dam.

However, they say all access is cut off to nearby roads for emergency crews.

Authorities say heavy rainfall is likely to blame for the breach.

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