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Heavy rain causes roadway to collapse

GRAPELAND, TX (KTRE) -

Released by the Texas Department of Transportation:

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) says FM 227 west of Grapeland will remain closed following the collapse of a culvert and partial washing away of the roadway after continuous rain. The roadway was closed at about 1 a.m. and will remain closed until repairs can be made.

According to TxDOT, FM 227 is closed approximately three miles west of Grapeland where the collapse occurred. This is about a half-mile east of FM 2544. School buses, motorists and others who travel this route must use alternate routes to reach their destinations until the roadway is repaired. 

TxDOT crews around the Lufkin District continue to monitor this and other roadways as rain continues to drench East Texas. Motorists are reminded to use caution and to drive to conditions. If you encounter a flooded road, Turn Around, Don't Drown. For information on road conditions, go to: www.txdot.gov/travel/roads_conditions.htm or call (800) 452-9292.

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