Check road closures before driving

By Advocate Staff
Aug. 26, 2017 at 1:52 p.m.
Updated Aug. 29, 2017 at 9:58 p.m.

Flooding between Victoria and Port Lavaca was beginning to clear Monday morning.

Flooding between Victoria and Port Lavaca was beginning to clear Monday morning.   DriveTexas.org for The Victoria Advocate

The Texas Department of Transportation offers a state map showing flooding and road closures in the state.

The map is updated 24/7 as TxDOT receives new reports and crews clear lanes, said Cari Hensley, TxDOT public information officer in Yoakum.

Those traveling in the Crossroads are advised to exercise caution because of danger from high winds and flooding.

Updated at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday

Cuero

FM 236 is closed from Cuero (E. Esplanade) to Victoria

FM 766 from E. Reuss Blvd. in Cuero to Steen Road near Hochheim is closed

SH 72 from US 87 to Josephine St. in Cuero is closed

953 from FM 766 to US 87 is closed

Victoria

1685 from Business 77 in Victoria to US 77 also known as Loop 463 is closed

Vanderbilt

FM 616 is closed from Gin Road in Vanderbilt to FM 1593 in Lolita

Edna

FM 822 from 111 to FM 124 is closed

FM 530 from US 59 in Edna to FM 402 and 273 is closed

Ganado

FM 1300 closed from FM 530 to FM 1160

Hochheim

FM 433 is closed from Interstate 90 to Hochheim

Updated at 3 p.m. Tuesday

U.S 87 from Victoria into Cuero is closed because of flooding.

Updated at 3:10 p.m. Monday

Bridge Street, FM 1447 and FM 766 near Cuero were closed Monday.

Updated at 8:35 a.m. Monday

US 87 is closed from Lake Placedo Road, south of Placedo, to FM 2433 near Port Lavaca.

Roads near the Guadalupe River will close as it begins flooding. Check TxDOT's map for updates and do not attempt to drive through flooded roads.

Updated at 11 p.m. Sunday

U.S. 183 north and southbound from Hochheim are closed due to flooding. They are expected to be closed until Thursday.

Updated at 4:30 p.m.

The following roads are closed in DeWitt County, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.

SH 72 westbound, closed due to flooding. Expected to be open on Sept. 9.

Farm-to-Market Road 766 north and southbound, closed due to flooding. Expected to be open on Sept. 7.

FM 1447 east and westbound, through Terryville to SH 111 closed due to flooding. Expected to be open on Sept. 7.

FM 682 northbound from U.S. 77 to FM 1447, closed due to flooding. Expected to be open on Sept. 7.

FM 682 northbound to Yoakum from FM 1447, closed due to flooding. Expected to be open on Sept.7.

FM 3157 north and southbound from Arneckeville to Meyersville, closed due to flooding. Expected to be open on Sept.7.

FM 237 east and westbound, from Upper Mission Valley Road to SH 72 near Yorktown, closed due to flooding. Expected to be open on Sept. 7.

SH 119 north and southbound through Yorktown, closed due to flooding. Expected to be open on Sept. 7.

FM 240 north and southbound from Yorktown to Westhoff, closed due to flooding. Expected to be open on Sept. 7.

FM 239 east and westbound from Nordheim and Charco Road, closed due to flooding. Expected to be open in Sept.7.

Updated at 10:55 a.m. Sunday.

For those trying to enter or leave Victoria safely, the Texas Department of Transportation offers a map showing flooding and road closures in the state.

The map is updated 24/7 as TxDOT receives new reports and crews clear lanes, said Cari Hensley, TxDOT public information officer in Yoakum.

Those traveling in the Crossroads are advised to exercise caution due to danger from high winds and flash flooding.

Updated at 2:20 p.m. Saturday.

U.S. 77 at Farm-to-Market Road 239 is closed through traffic as of 1:45 p.m. Saturday.

This is one of the biggest closures according to DriveTexas.org.

Other highways are open, according to the website database.

U.S. 87 and SH 185 have water on the road closer to the Calhoun County line. Cari Hensley, with the Texas Department of Transportation, advises drivers stay off all roads.

Residents from that area and other drivers should not attempt to drive down those highways, especially into Calhoun County.

Also, the Port Lavaca Causeway is closed because the entrance to the bridge is flooded, she said.

U.S. 59, U.S. 87 and U.S. 77 north of Victoria are open, according to the database; however, the farther north areas do have detours.

Exercise common sense while on these highways and follow posted signage to ensure your safety.


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