Richmond Road now closed at FM 1397


Richmond Rd. just north of the 1397 intersection Saturday afternoon. for more photos.

Posted by TXK Today on Saturday, May 30, 2015

The Texas Department of Transportation has closed sections of two farm-to-market roads north of Texarkana due to rising floodwaters along the Red River. TxDOT personnel will remain at the flooded sections of roadway until the water recedes, which could take several days.

Recent road closures include:

  • FM 559 from FM 1397 at Wamba to end of maintenance.
  • FM 2253 from approximately two miles north of FM 2148 to FM 559.
  • Other roadways in the Red River Basin may be closed before the floodwaters crest during the next few days. Motorists are advised to use extreme caution when traveling on any roadways in the river basin.

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.

Route 259, Hwy. 8, and U.S. 71 all remain closed and will remain that way until late next week at the earliest.

An update from Bowie County Judge James Carlow from just a few minutes ago.

Posted by TXK Today on Saturday, May 30, 2015

Road conditions and traffic updates are available at DriveTexas.


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