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Some Area Roads Are Still Flooded

Posted/updated on: May 16, 2019 at 7:23 pm
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EAST TEXAS – The Tyler District of the Texas Department of Transportation continues to monitor flooded roadways following storms from a week ago. Crews in Gregg and Wood counties are monitoring the impacted roads throughout the day. Current road closures include:
GREGG COUNTY•Farm Road 2087 – Closed due to flooding from south of Loop 281 to 454 feet east of Interstate Highway 20. This road appears in the picture. The water could recede by late Friday but more rain is forecast.
WOOD COUNTY•Farm Road 1804 – Closed due to flooding from 607 feet south of U.S. Highway 80 to 269 feet north of U.S. Highway 69. With more rain in the forecast, it could be Monday or later before this roadway opens to traffic.

The roads will be opened to traffic once the water recedes and an inspection is conducted to ensure the surface is intact and the road is structurally adequate to carry traffic.

Motorists are reminded not to drive around barricades put in place for the safety of the traveling public. Law enforcement is keeping check on these roads and joins TxDOT in reminding motorists not to drive around the traffic barricades. #Turn Around, Don’t Drown.

Road conditions and traffic updates available on http://www.DriveTexas.org.


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