Rains wash out 2 sections of Sabine County's Davidson Rd, strand 30 people

Rains wash out 2 sections of Sabine County's Davidson Rd, strand 30 people
Source: KTRE Staff
Source: KTRE Staff
Source: KTRE Staff
Source: KTRE Staff

SABINE COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - More than 30 Sabine County residents have been unable to leave their homes for two days because two sections of Davidson Road washed out completely.

"If anything ever happened, like an emergency, we wouldn't be able to get out of here," said Mackinzie Kime, a stranded resident.

This isn't the first time residents who live on this road were stuck between a rock and a hard place.

"We went through this before down here, and I knew that our county commissioner would get to it and he'd fix it as soon as he could," said Van Stidham, a stranded resident.

"Last year was bad, but it wasn't as bad as this, it didn't all the way cave in," Kime said.

Kime saw the road cave in, and her husband was standing on the other side.

"It's been rough because I haven't got to see my husband, but other than that it's not bad because we got electricity and running water," Kime said.

On Friday, Sabine County road employees were out on Davidson Road working on a temporary fix.

"We want to do this to allow people to get out and do what they need to do," said Pct. 4 County Commissioner Fayne Warner.

The Sabine County workers were using rip rap rocks to fill the hole to the top level and then top it off with filter rocks. Warner said Friday morning that it would take his workers four or five hours to fill the holes.

The temporary fix is something residents hope can become more permanent

"I wish they would build a bridge, I did tell them that would be the best thing for them to do," Kime said.

Six other culverts throughout Sabine County were washed away as well. Warner said they want to build a bridge but the county doesn't have the funds to build one.

"Too much water coming from what culverts we had; it needs a bridge here, but Sabine county is a poor county and they can't afford a bridge," Warner said.

Construction workers started putting temporary fixes on washed out culverts around 7 a.m. Warner said they hope to have new culverts by the beginning of next week.

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