Heavy Rainfall Puts Strain on County Roads
POSTED: Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 11:10am
UPDATED: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 11:05am
EAST TEXAS—Record rain totals have put a strain on several roads across the county.
East Texas received about 15 inches of rain since Thursday. In addition, flood watches and warnings have been issued across the state.
Three roads in Smith County have been closed due to high water. The Smith County Road Administrator advises drivers to watch for high water, use extra caution at river crossings and pay attention to road signs.
"If a road is barricaded whether it is our road, a state road or a city road, it is barricaded for a safety reason. So, it's for your safety to stay on the other side of the barricades," says Smith County Road Administrator, Doug Nicholson.
Officials warn drivers use caution near roads that are prone to flooding. For example, CR 411 between CR 46 and Highway 110, CR 463 in Lindale under Interstate 20 and CR 2180 in the southern part of the county between CR 2178 and 2138.