The Texas Department of Transportation has reopened FM 559 (Richmond Road) today north of Wamba after floodwaters receded back below the roadway and no severe damages were found.
FM 1397 (Summerhill Road) remains closed in the Red River basin due to base failures in the pavement caused by the flooding. FM 2253 also remains closed as some areas of the roadway are still flooded over.
If water is covering a road, don’t try to cross. As little as six inches of water can float some vehicles.
- It is illegal to remove barricades blocking lower water crossings. Penalties can range from $200 to $1,000 and/or two years in jail.
- Never try to walk, swim or drive through swift water.
- If your vehicle stalls in deep water, leave it and move to higher ground if you can do so safely.
- Turn around, don’t drown.
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