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.

ANGELINA COUNTY

  • FM 2497: Water over roadway.
  • FM 58 at FM 1818: Water over roadway.
  • FM 844: Minor flooding.

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY

  • FM 95: Water over roadway.
  • FM 343: Water over roadway.

TRINITY COUNTY

  • FM 2262: Flooded roadway in the Trevat community.
  • FM 1280: Water over roadway.
  • FM 357: Flooded roadway near the Trinity/Polk County line.
  • FM 2501: Flooded roadway near the end of the pavement.
  • FM 3154: Water over the road at Antioch Road.
  • FM 230: Flooded roadway near Lovelady.

POLK COUNTY

  • SH 146: Tree across roadway.
  • FM 352: Flooded roadway at Fox Creek and McManus Creek.
  • FM 1276: Water over the road.
  • FM 943: Flooded roadway at Big Sandy, Hickman and Long Tom creeks and trees across the roadway.
  • FM 942: Flooded roadway.
  • FM 350 South: Flooded roadway.
  • FM 1988: Water over the roadway at Tempe Creek.

SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY

  • FM 353: Closed indefinitely after flooding caused a sinkhole and pavement separation.
  • FM 1277: Flooded roadway at Speer Creek.
  • FM 3230: Flooded with culvert damage.
  • FM 711: Water across the roadway.

SABINE COUNTY

  • SH 87: Roadway is closed and impassable.
  • FM 1: Flooded roadway.
  • FM 2971: Flooded roadway.
  • FM 3315: Roadway flooded.
  • FM 944: Water across the roadway.

SAN JACINTO COUNTY

  • US 59: Water over the roadway at the construction site at FM 2914.
  • US 59 at the Trinity River: The southbound frontage road and the boat ramp is closed due to rising water.
  • FM 945 North: Water across both lanes at the San Jacinto River.
  • FM 3128: Roadway is closed west of Rose Hill Road.

SHELBY COUNTY

  • FM 1279: Flooded roadway at Sandy Creek

 

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
  • Lufkin Truck Driving Academy closed today and Friday
  • 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