NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - The flood waters from Thursday's morning storm had Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office and the county's road maintenance department stretching its resources county-wide. Before the storm, Sheriff Jason Bridges said the county only had two road closures due to previous storms.
But the overnight flash flood worsened existing road conditions.
“So far this morning we've had 12 county road closures," Bridges said after just completing a late-morning debriefing with his deputies about the road calls they've handled so far.
The sheriff's department is routinely updating its Facebook page and website with road closures and the condition of the roads.
“We think some of those county roads may have severe holes in them,” Bridges explained. "One on County Road 411, we believe the culvert has washed away."
Deputy Salomon Landeros had a busy morning near Chireno.
“The flood water washed this white car off the road,” Landeros said while pulling up the picture of the stranded car on his cell phone. “This on Highway 21 East of Chireno.”
The flood waters ran over from the Amaladeros Creek, which is close to the Attoyac River.
From State Road 95 to dozens of county road, the flash flood dissipated quickly on many roadways. And for those still underwater, Sheriff Bridges is concerned about what lies beneath the rain-soaked surfaces: the repairs.
“It could take several weeks to repair some of damage. I'm sure some of it will be very severe,” the sheriff said.