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County Commissioners Begin Assessment, Repair on Flooded Roads

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Monday morning Hopkins County Commissioners and crews were surveying each of the roads in their precincts for flooding and water damage. Heavy rains between 8-9-inches fell in the northern sections of the county and the remainder of the county also received heavy rains. Sunday morning, Sulphur Springs Police and the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Department were alerting local residents to stay off the streets and county roadways if possible until waters recede from flooding. The National Weather Service also issued a flood warning for the county Sunday morning.

Commissioner Precinct 4 Danny Evans said his precinct had 12-15 roads closed due to flooding and one culvert washed out. The culvert was replaced Sunday afternoon. He said he has had no calls of any roads completely washed out.

Commissioner Precinct 3 Wade Bartley said the roads in his precinct are in pretty good shape. He said a road he built two weeks ago had washed out and his crews were checking other areas that had been inaccessible Sunday.

Commissioner Precinct 2 Mike O’Dell said a couple of roads had washed out but his crews were working on those roads Monday.

Several culverts washed out in Precinct 1, according to Commissioner Mickey Barker. Some of the culverts were newly placed but he said his crews are working on those Monday.

Among roads reported under water Sunday morning:
HWY 19 North of Sulphur Springs
FM 69 North of Fm 1537 and North of I-30
FM 269 South of I-30
FM 2653 North of Brashear
FM 3134 between Hwy 11 West and FM 71
FM 71 West at the County Line
FM 3236 1.5 foot over roadway
FM 900 now underwater
Rains continued Monday morning delaying some work.

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Author: Staff Reporter

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