FM 159 closed between Millican and Navasota due to damage from breached dam

Published: Aug. 28, 2017 at 12:31 PM CDT
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9:00 p.m. update - FM 159 is now closed between Millican and Highway 105 near Navasota due to damage on the road following the breach of the dam. It may not be repaired until Tuesday.


A breach of the Clifty Creek Lake Dam near FM 159 is sending more water down stream.

Brazos County Sheriff's Office and the Texas Department of Transportation is currently on scene assessing the situation. Officials on the scene tell KBTX there aren't any homes being threatened at the moment.

Crews on the scene tell KBTX that FM 159 might have been damaged by the initial dam burst and that trees were knocked down.

Officials say that if you leave near Barbara T Ranch and FM 159, you should monitor the creek for rising water. If you feel you need to be evacuated or are having an immediate emergency contact 911.

They are also asking motorists to avoid FM 159 area.