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Highway Closure, Road Condition Update & School Closures (Aug. 27

The Polk County Office of Emergency Management released the following public service announcement on Sunday, Aug. 27 at 3:30 p.m.:

HIGHWAY CLOSURE, ROAD CONDITION UPDATE & SCHOOL CLOSURES

TxDOT and DPS have reported that Hwy 59 is closed at FM 1988 due to flood conditions in San Jacinto County. Drivers will be directed to loop around and drive north. (See Map Below)

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*Road Condition Correction: FM 2969 (not FM 2669) near Gokey’s Store has water over the road.*

The Sheriff’s Office reports the following road conditions:
1. Lake Livingston Village: Water is over the road on Windwood Drive at Beaver Run.
2. Mangum Road has water over road at Sundance Trail.
3. Mangum Road has water over the road at Shady Crest approximately ½ foot deep.
4. Sunny Drive off Hwy 146 has water over the road.
5. Ellis Grimes Road off FM 2969 has water over one lane.
6. Water is over Parrish Road off of E FM 942.
6. Hillbilly Heaven Subdivision: Water is over Carson Roberson Road.

County Road & Bridge, Precinct #4 Department reports the following road conditions:
1. Duff Road is closed due to flooding.
2. Tram Road is closed because of high water.

To check TxDOT highway conditions, log onto www.DriveTexas.org.

The following schools are closed Monday: Onalaska ISD, Leggett ISD, Livingston ISD, Goodrich ISD, Corrigan-Camden ISD, and Livingston Montessori School.
Emergency Management is monitoring the Lake Livingston Dam releases and the Lake Livingston level in Polk County. Currently, both remain under emergency levels.

At this time, the County has not opened shelters.

In the event of severe flooding, please remember:
Turn Around, Don’t Drown! Do not drive through high water and DO NOT DRIVE AROUND BARRICADES! Just 2
feet of water can sweep your vehicle away.

DO NOT WALK through flood waters. Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down.

STAY AWAY from streams, rivers, and creeks during heavy rainfall. These areas can flood quickly with little warning.

MOVE important items – especially important documents like insurance policies to the highest possible floor. This will help protect them from flood damage.

DISCONNECT electrical appliances and do not touch electrical equipment if you are wet or standing in water. You could
be electrocuted.

Please look for further updates on the Polk County, Texas website (www.co.polk.tx.us) and the Polk County Emergency

Management Facebook page (www.facebook.com/PolkCountyEmergencyManagement).

Road conditions will be updated on the Polk County Emergency Management Facebook page as we receive them.