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Trinity County flooding forces several highway, FM road closures

Source: KTRE staff Source: KTRE staff
Source: KTRE staff Source: KTRE staff
Source: KTRE staff Source: KTRE staff
TRINITY COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Storms overnight caused flooding in parts of Deep East Texas Monday morning. Some drivers Trinity County were forced to detour because of all the rain. 

"It doesn't flood that often on our highways. We will have maybe two or three floods a year," said Sherman Jones, the Trinity County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy. 

This year, that has changed. "Our ground is super saturated," Jones said. 

Texas Department of Transportation representatives were parked at the ends of several roads that were under water. 

"Our Texas Department of Transportation did a great job at flagging these roads and having personnel out there with trucks and lights," Jones said. 

Among those roads closed down were U.S. 287, Highways 19 and 94 along with FM roads 3154, 358, 357, and several others. 

"It's been a prolonged rain this time, and there's been a lot of runoff," Jones said. 

White Creek and Caney Creek were almost to the brims.

"You come around the bend, and the there's the water so we encourage people to drive safely,"Jones said. 

That caution for drivers should continue as officials say it's very possible that the showers and flooding will continue in the near future. 

"I met with the weather service and they say it's possible we could have more this afternoon and possibly over the next two or three days,"Jones said. 

All those roads that closed today in Trinity County are now passable. TxDOT officials says crews will continue to monitor the roadways.

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