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Heavy rains wash out section of Nacogdoches Co. road

Nacogdoches County Road Department employees survey the undermined road where it meets a concrete bridge. (Source: KTRE Staff) Nacogdoches County Road Department employees survey the undermined road where it meets a concrete bridge. (Source: KTRE Staff)
Additional boarding will be installed to better support the soil that was washed out by a raging creek.  (Source: KTRE Staff) Additional boarding will be installed to better support the soil that was washed out by a raging creek. (Source: KTRE Staff)
Nacogdoches County Road 817 remains closed due following damage left from weekend flooding. (Source: KTRE Staff) Nacogdoches County Road 817 remains closed due following damage left from weekend flooding. (Source: KTRE Staff)
NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

Not far from Alto, Nacogdoches County roads received a pounding Saturday morning.

The damage left behind leaves crews and their boss saying “give me a break” from all the bad weather. One road remains closed tonight.

In Northwest Nacogdoches County, around Cushing, seven inches of rain fell in a very short time. One creek raged outside its banks. The force undermined County Road 817 at a concrete

"We can't catch a break,” said Doyle Williams, Nacogdoches County’s road administrator. “Some of the same roads we just got through fixing are washed back out again. It's kinda unbelievable."

Three times 2016 floods have taken out the road in Gold Mind Hollow. Williams could benefit from a gold mine right about now.

"We'll talk about it this week in a budget workshop about the FEMA money we've already gotten back which is roughly $276,000,” Williams said. “See where we need to spend that. I guess, we'll go from there."

Up to 12 roads were temporarily blocked by trees and damage.

"It's been pretty bad, and it's the same area,” Williams said. “The west side of Nacogdoches County has been hit the worst every time."

Williams’ original plan to re-do some oil roads and subdivision roads that were skipped over last year may be set aside for yet another year. Residents are requesting ditches be cleaned out. Williams has the machine to do it, but is having to wait for the drier weather.

"We're just going to have to deal with it,” Williams said.

Some creeks have been known to rise after the rain has stopped as they're fed from drainages upstream.

Motorists are advised to drive at slower speeds and not to cross any standing water.

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