TxDOT: Most East Texas roadways now open after Memorial Day storm

TxDOT: Most East Texas roadways now open after Memorial Day storm
Source: KTRE

LUFKIN, TX (News Release) - Overnight storms Monday produced more rainfall that resulted in flooded roadways across Lufkin's nine-county district. Crews worked through the night in some counties to clear debris and monitor damaged or flooded roadways.

“Most roadways are open for travel today, debris is cleared and water is receding,” said Rhonda Oaks, public information officer for the Lufkin District. “Motorists should be cautious of rising water with more storms forecasts throughout this week. Don't drive if you don't have to during thunderstorms and never attempt to drive through water flooded across a roadway.”

Damage and flooding in the Lufkin District Monday included:

ANGELINA COUNTY:

FM 841: Water across roadway.

FM 3150: Water across roadway.

FM 324: Water across roadway.

FM 841: High water in areas.

FM 2497: Impassable due to high water.

SAN JACINTO COUNTY:

SH 150 at FM 222: Both lanes closed due to downed power lines.

FM 945 at Moody Road: Southbound lane closed due to damaged pavement caused by flooding.

FM 945 North: Repairs to pavement caused by excessive water.

FM 3128: Excessive sand in the eastbound lane.

TRINITY COUNTY:

US 287: Some areas flooded and impassable.

SH 94: Water over roadway and trees down.

FM 1280: Closed due to high water.

FM 357: High water and trees down in roadway.

FM 358: High water across the roadway.

FM 2781: Intermittent closures from high water.

FM 2781: Trees down on the roadway.

HOUSTON COUNTY:

FM 229: Water across roadway.

SHELBY COUNTY:

US 59: Trees down in the roadway.

FM 139: Trees down in the roadway.

FM 1645: Trees down in the roadway.

FM 1656: Trees down in the roadway.

FM 2787: Trees down in the roadway.

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY:

No road closures or damage reported.

POLK COUNTY:

No road closures or damage reported.

SABINE COUNTY:

No road closures or damage reported.

SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY

:

No road closures or damage reported.

For more information, contact

or (936) 633-4395.