East Texas Weather Delays/Closures UPDATED: 8:00AM
East Texas has a threat of wintry precipitation and temperatures well below freezing through Friday morning. We will be updating this page with delays and closures of area schools, businesses, and organizations.
If you have a delay or closure to report and it’s verifiable, please call us at 936-674-6139.
Here’s what we have so far:
Road Closures (Friday)
Northbound and Southbound US Highway 59/Loop 287 South in Lufkin
School Cancellations (Friday)
1st Christian Preschool in Lufkin
Big Sandy (Dallardsville)
Centerville (Trinity County)
Christ Episcopal (Nacogdoches)
Crimson Christian Academy
Fredonia Hill Baptist Academy
Harmony Christian in Lufkin
Lufkin Head Start
Pineywoods Community Academy
Regents Academy in Nacogdoches
Stephen F. Austin State University
School Delays (Friday)
The following school districts will start classes at 10am
Angelina College (main campus and campus centers)
Crimson Christian Academy
First Christian Church Preschool
All Polk County offices will be closed on Friday
Just Kidz and Another Just Kidz will open at 10am on Friday
Fuller’s Buffet will be closed on Friday
Lufkin Chamber’s Power Networking Breakfast for Friday has been cancelled
Tulane Kids Academy closed on Friday
Lufkin ISD baseball tryouts that were scheduled for this afternoon will be moved to Monday at 6 p.m. at the baseball field.
UTMB – Nacogdoches will open at 10 Friday morning
As temps continue to drop be on the look out for areas that may ice over. Don't chance it. Things could turn dangerous quickly.
— TxDOT- HOU District (@TxDOTHoustonPIO) January 23, 2014
AREA ROAD UPDATE
SABINE COUNTY – TX-87 SOUTH OF FM-3315 ICE ON ROADWAYS AND BRIDGES. APPROX 1 TO 2 INCHES OF SNOW ON MOST ROADWAYS WITH POSSIBLE ICE UNDERNEATH IN SOME LOCATIONS. TRAVEL DISCOURAGED.
ANGELINA COUNTY – IN AND AROUND THE CITY OF LUFKIN, ROADS HAVE ICED AND ARE COVERED WITH APPROX 1/2 INCH OF SNOW. TXDOT TO EVALUATE & POSSIBLY CLOSE CERTAIN OVERPASSES. NORTH LOOP 287/MEDFORD DRIVE CONNECTING WITH ELLEN TROUT IS VERY SLICK WITH BLACK ICE. TRAVEL NOT RECOMMENDED. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF OVER ONE INCH OBSERVED.
NACOGDOCHES COUNTY – NO ROADS CLOSED. BRIDGES ARE ICED. TRAVEL NOT RECOMMENDED. ANGELINA RIVER BRIDGE ON US-59 IS ICED OVER.
TROOPERS AND TXDOT EQUIPMENT POSITIONED TO SLOW MOTORIST PRIOR TO CROSSING THE ANGELINA RIVER BRIDGE. US-259 AT US-59 INTERCHANGE IS EXPERIENCING HEAVY ICE PROBLEMS. THE BUSINESS 59 OVERPASS ON THE NORTH SIDE OF NACOGDOCHES HAS BEEN SANDED SEVERAL TIMES. US-59 AT FM-343 HAS ICE ON THE ROADWAY. TRAVEL DISCOURAGED IN THESE AREAS.
ANGELINA RIVER BRIDGE ON TX-7 – NO REPORT.
POLK COUNTY – NO ROADS CLOSED. ICING ON BRIDGES AND SOME ROADWAYS.
1:00AM: MOSCOW OVERPASS ON US-59 AT MOSCOW IS ICED. US-190 BRIDGE AT ONALASKA IS ICED. BEAR CREEK ON US-190 EAST AT THE INDIAN RESERVATION NEAR TYLER COUNTY IS ICED. TXDOT NOTIFIED FOR ASSISTANCE. TRAVEL DISCOURAGED IN ICY AREAS. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING ON ANY BRIDGE IN POLK COUNTY.
SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY – LIGHT ICING OF ROADS AND BRIDGES; COUNTY WIDE.
NO ROADS CLOSED. TX-147 BRIDGE IS OPEN AND HAS BEEN SANDED. TRAVEL STILL NOT RECOMMENDED UNTIL APPROX NOON.
SHELBY COUNTY – FROM THE CITY OF CENTER SOUTH INTO SAN AUGUSTINE AND SABINE COUNTIES, MOST ROADS ARE COVERED WITH SNOW AND LIGHT ICE. NO CLOSINGS. SMALL BRIDGES ON US-59 BETWEEN TENAHA AND TIMPSON ARE ICED AND DIFFICULT TO CROSS.
TRINITY COUNTY – NO ROADS CLOSED. LIGHT SNOW AND ICE ACCUMULATIONS ON ROADWAYS. NECHES RIVER BRIDGE OM TX-94 IS ICY BUT NOT CLOSED. TRAVEL IS STRONGLY DISCOURAGED.
HOUSTON COUNTY – NO CLOSURES. HEAVY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ON VARIOUS ROADWAYS. SOME ICING OF BRIDGES.
NECHES RIVER BRIDGE ON TX-7 – NO REPORT.
TYLER COUNTY – NO ROAD CLOSURES. ICING ON SOME ROADS AND MOST BRIDGES.
NO OTHER KNOWN ISSUES.