Road closure and power outages list for Friday

Road closure and power outages list for Friday
Flooding on FM 2497 in Angelina County. (Source: KTRE staff)
Flooding on FM 2497 in Angelina County. (Source: KTRE staff)

EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - According to TxDOT, the following are road closures are reported in the Deep East Texas area on Friday.

San Jacinto County

Hwy 59 is down to one lane each direction near Shepherd.

Northbound traffic on US 59 will be detoured at Cleveland. From there, traffic will have to head up SH 105 to SH 146.

Angelina County

FM 2497 has high water locations and several trees are also down south of Lufkin.

The Texas Department of Transportation is reporting that FM 2497, SH 59 S between Burke and Diboll, Business 59 at North Medford Drive, SH 63, SH 69 south of Zavalla, FM 1818, Southwood Drive at SL 287 in Lufkin and FM 1669. Avoid these areas. For updates, visit

A portion of Flat Bottom Road has washed out, according to Pct. 4 County Commissioner Bobby Cheshire.

FM 324 near the city wastewater plant is closed due to flooding.

Cherokee County

FM 1294 is flooded east of Hwy 69 in Wells.

Houston County

* State Highway 19 to south of FM 2110.

Trinity County

* State Highway 19.

* FM 1280.

* FM 3154 in various locations.

Polk County

The Texas Department of Transportation reported that southbound traffic on US 59 is being diverted to FM 1988 in Goodrich From there, motorists will have to take State Highway 146 to SH 105.

List of power outages as of 7:25 a.m Friday

Anderson 261

Angelina 2280

Cherokee 103

Nacogdoches 1267

An automated message from Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative says "We do not have an estimated time of restoring power," and listed more than a dozen cities stretching across the region as experiencing outages. If you are a Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative customer and need to report an outage, the number to contact the company is 1-800-392-5986.

Oncor does ask if you know of any outages -- to please report them.

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