TxDOT-Lufkin monitoring flood-prone roads as Imelda moves through Deep East Texas

TRACKING IMELDA: TxDOT monitoring flood-prone roads as Imelda moves through Deep East Texas

LUFKIN, Texas (KTRE) - As Tropical Depression Imelda continues to move into Deep East Texas, TxDOT-Lufkin have released a list of roadways that are usually the first to flood.

City and county agencies have also contributed to the list.

Officials are monitoring the following roadways for signs of flooding:

Angelina County:

  • FM 324
  • FM 2497
  • FM 3150
  • FM 1818
  • FM 58
  • FM 706

Lufkin:

  • Frank Avenue under the Angelina Street overpass
  • Loop 287 under the Tulane Drive overpass
  • Pershing Ave at Chambers Park
  • Bremond Ave in downtown
  • Frank Ave near hospital

Polk County

  • FM 352

Trinity County

  • FM 1280
  • FM 2262
  • FM 357

Houston County:

  • FM 227
  • FM 229

Crockett:

  • TX-7 (Goliad Ave.) at 10th St.
  • FM 2022 (N. 6th St.) at Pease St.
  • US-287 (S. 5th St.) near Bowie Ave.
  • TX-7/21 (Goliad Ave) at M.L. King Jr. Blvd.
  • Loop 304 west of TX-19 S.

Nacogdoches County:

  • SH 21 East
  • FM 226

Nacogdoches:

  • Powers Street
  • Mound Street
  • East Main Street
  • Press Road
  • Old Tyler Road
  • Pearl Street

Shelby County:

  • FM 138

San Augustine County:

  • FM 1277

Cherokee County:

  • CR 1405
  • CR 1807
  • CR 1316
  • CR 1508

More roadways are expected to be added to this list, specifically in the southern counties of Polk and San Jacinto, according to Oaks.

Imelda is expected to bring heavy downpours. A flash flood watch has been issued for parts of Deep East Texas through Thursday evening.

Remember to obey barricades and avoid driving around them. Any water over roads may be deeper than it looks, and it could be flowing fast enough to sweep a vehicle off the roadway.

Turn around. Don’t drown.

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