Flood Waters Force Road Closures in East Texas
Numerous Road Closures are reported in East Texas this morning because of flood waters. The Texas Department of Transportation and the Department of Public Safety report the following road closures:
Henderson County, FM 3441 closed south of Malakof because of high water. Motorist urged to take FM 59 as an alternate route.
Anderson County, FM 321 west of Hwy 287 at Catfish Creek is closed due to high water. Motorist urged to take FM 2706 or FM 645 as alternate routes.
Van Zandt County, Hwy 110 between FM 1255 and Van, use FM 773 or FM 1805 as alternate routes.
Wood County ,FM 69 North of Quitman, motorist urged to take FM 2966 or FM 1643 as alternate routes and FM 312 South of Winnsboro, use FM 2869 or T 37 as alternate routes
The City of Tyler, Commerce and Fleishel Street in is down to one lane because of a downed tree, and the 2800 block of Robertson Street is closed because of a fallen tree there.
Police in Tyler also report the 1500 block of Rice Road is down to one lane in both directions because of a broken water main.
Power Outages Reported Across East Texas
Power outages are also causing problems for East Texans. School officials in Leverett’s Chapel have delayed classes until 10 a. m. because of a power outage. Swepco reports almost 1,000 customers in Rusk and Panola Counties are without electricity this morning.