FM 324 (c) 2015 TFCL

FM 324 from Loop 287 to Daniel McCall Drive will be closed due to high water for most of the day. Barricades will be set preventing motorists from traveling through the area.

Local traffic will be able to enter, but no through traffic will be allowed until further notice.

Strong storms early this morning caused several area roads and underpasses to flood. Flooding was reported at the underpass beneath South First Street at Loop 287 and US 59 South and the southbound lane of Loop 287 at US 59 North in the construction zone.

Several Farm Roads were reported flooded in Trinity County including FM 358, FM 357 and SH 94. Motorists are advised to use caution if they must travel during heavy rain. Do not attempt to drive through standing water beneath underpasses or water running across roadways.

“More strong storms are in the forecast for the area this week and motorists should plan to take alternate routes in the case of street flooding or ponding,” said Rhonda Oaks, public information officer, TxDOT Lufkin District. “ Slow down and never attempt to go around barricades that are set in a roadway. The storms early Monday were the worst just prior to peak traffic times. Motorists should stay alert to the possibility of rising water or flooded roadways, slow-moving traffic or workers in the area of downed trees or power lines during these storms.”

Road conditions and traffic updates available on Facebook.com/txdot or Twitter.com/TxDOTLufkin.

For more information, contact Rhonda.Oaks@txdot.gov or (936) 633-4395.