Several roads in Liberty County impassable; rescue efforts underway

- The Liberty County Sheriff’s dispatchers reported as of Monday at 7:50 a.m. the following major highway routes being covered with water impassable, except maybe by a heavy duty vehicle. There are far too many county roads to name and the conditions of these county roads change hour by hour depending upon rain run-off and any additional rain we may get.

Here is what the LCSO dispatchers office shows and even these conditions may change soon:

1)      Hwy. 59 from Cleveland City limits to county line closed due to high water.

2)      Hwy. 1960 west of City Of Dayton covered with water.

3)      US 90 near FM 1413 covered with water

4)      Hwy. 146 south of CR 4922 is covered

5)      FM 727 near Dolin covered with water

6)      FM 2684 covered with water

 

HIGH WATER RESCUE

At this time as reported by Sheriff’s Deputy John Bennet, he along with a D.P.S. Trooper and a volunteer from Arkansas and Hardin, Texas are in the process since midnight of rescuing at least 25 people or more from roof tops in the Low Water Bridge Road area of CR 388 in north Liberty County. Another volunteer citizen is rescuing, by air boat ,people with medical needs off CR 3141. Several rescue operations are in progress by Liberty County Volunteer Fire Departments, Sheriff’s Deputies and citizen volunteers.

 

CATTLE DRIVE

At about 6:30 pm last evening, Liberty County Sheriff deputies as well as Liberty and Dayton Police Dept. Officers assisted in a modern day “cattle drive” to rescue over fifty (50) head of cattle from low lying land near the flooded Trinity River. Deputy John Tucker reported the cattle drive was from the City of Liberty west on Hwy. 90 to south of the City of Dayton to a secure pasture on high grounds.  

 

NOTE: Liberty County Sheriff Bobby Rader is asking the public to refrain from unnecessary travel  throughout the county until this weather system has passed and to report any needs to the Sheriff’s dispatcher at (936) 336-4500 and to use the “911” calling number ONLY for EMERGENCY and CRITICAL needs and NOT for “information only”. (END)

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