The Oklahoma Highway Patrol tells KRMG it has suspended efforts to recover submerged vehicles at the McClellan-Kerr Navigation Channel located at 33 Landing in Rogers County.
OHP Capt. George Brown says several factors played into the decision to suspend this large scale water operation.
Brown says, "Several of the submerged vehicles are silted in to nearly concrete- like conditions.
Some of the target vehicles are submerged nearly a tenth of a mile downstream and most wreckers are not equipped to make recovery at such distances."
Brown says underwater debris has collected on the cars has combined with sharp metal, old fishing line and other factors to make it unsafe for the divers to continue.
OHP's Marine Enforcement Rescue and Recovery unit has reassessed the situation and will work with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to bring in heavy equipment at a later date.
Plans for recovery will be made using a Corps barge equipped with a side lift crane to make lifting the vehicles easier and safer.
Troopers did make recovery of a 2000 Chevy Z-71 pickup which was stolen from Broken Arrow in 2006.