Heavy rain across Texas and Louisiana is creating major issues in travel.  Interstate 20 between Minden and Shreveport has been a nightmare for motorists thanks to major flooding around the Dorcheat Bayou area.  Numerous water rescues have been taking place there. 

Closer to home, a number of roads are impassable or very dangerous to cross thanks to high water or damage from the floods.  Here's a partial list of some those problem areas.

  • FM 353, near the San Augustine County line, is closed after water caused it to sink 10 inches overnight (pictured above)
  • Water is over FM2262 in the Trevat community and FM 1280, both in Trinity County
  • FM 58 in Angelina County is now under water near the intersection of FM 1818
  • Polk County is reporting flooded roadways at FM 352, FM 1276 and FM 942, and trees are down on FM 943 and SH 146
  • High water is reported over FM 1818 and on FM 324. Water over FM 2497 continues to rise
  • FM 1277 - Water over roadway
  • FM 705 - Water over roadway

 

Area schools are also having to alter their schedule due to the floods:

  • Broaddus ISD: Closed Today
  • Central Heights ISD: Opening at 10:00 AM
  • Chester ISD: Classes start 2 hours late, buses will pick up only on paved roads
  • Cushing ISD: Opening at 10:00 AM
  • Douglass ISD: Opening at 10 a.m. Buses will run 2 hours later than normal
  • Garrison ISD: Opening at 10:00 AM
  • Hemphill ISD: Closed Today
  • Leggett ISD: Closed Today
  • Livingston ISD: Closed Today
  • Mt. Enterprise ISD: Opening at 10:00 AM
  • San Augustine ISD: Closed Today
  • Shelbyville ISD: Closed Today
  • Timpson ISD: Closed Today
  • West Sabine ISD: Opening at 9:00 AM; Buses will start running at 8:00 AM
  • Woden ISD: Opening at 10:00 AM
  • Tenaha ISD: closed today