Flash Flooding Hits Robertson County

The heavy rains that pounded Robertson County Tuesday morning also created havoc on a handful of roads.

The damage forced most drivers to take a detour.

It's a water world in Robertson County off Old Hearne Road near the Brazos County line.

Sylvia Baker stayed inside after more than four feet of water flooded Old Hearne Road just up the street from her house at Campbell's Creek.

"And it started hard and it just came boom here it comes. You know had a lot of thunder and lightning and then it was raining," said Baker.

The main road into her house is a mess and her back pasture is underwater too.

"All of the residents know that live on this road not to try to go through there. It doesn't look so deep but when you start through it you can really mess up so it's a good thing that they don't go through it," she added.

With more than two feet of water Mumford-Benchley Road resembles a river more than anything else and while the water is receding, 2.53 inches of rain fell just northwest of here in Hearne.

Robertson County Deputy Constable Benny McRae was one of the few cars we saw out and about on these wet roads making sure no one was stuck.

"If you do run into any water please do not drive into the water it's very, very dangerous. Turn around there's always an alternative route so turn around," warned McRae of Robertson County Precinct 2.

"Thankful for the rains even though it's a lot and keep us in," said Sylvia Baker.

The wildflowers don't seem to mind; the first day of spring is off to a soggy start.

The Department of Public Safety says no accidents were reported in Robertson County, but the Robertson County Sheriff's Office says they did respond to a pickup truck accident with no injuries.

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