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Weekend Rain Flooded Out Some Streets

By: Rashi Vats Email
By: Rashi Vats Email

Some much needed rain came down across the Brazos Valley over the weekend and flooded out some roads.

Although the ‘Road Closed’ sign is pretty clear, it didn't deter all drivers from moving forward.

"I could like feel my car go over to the other spot. Next time I'm going to go around. I've heard about that flooding, but I never saw it. I didn't think that could happen,” said one driver who went through the flooded road.

TX DOT shut down a portion of F-M 247, about 15 miles east of Madisonville. They say the Bedias Creek overflowed.

"We knew that the storms were coming, and we knew to be prepared earlier in the week, and we knew we would have to go out and monitor our roadways to make sure they didn't get any flooding,” said Bob Colwell with TXDOT.

A rural road was also closed in Walker and Grimes Counties.

"We've been in such bad drought that I never get upset about rain although it puts us out of work and stops us on the road,” said Ryan Lee, another driver.

TX DOT says they plan to open the three closed roads in the next couple of days.


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