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Storms cause high water problems on local roads

Road damage in Milam County Road damage in Milam County
Wedel Cemetery Road- Photo Courtesy: Bell County Sheriff's Department Wedel Cemetery Road- Photo Courtesy: Bell County Sheriff's Department

News Channel 25 is monitoring some road problems due to heavy rains causing flash flooding in some parts of central Texas.

Flash flood watches and warnings are in effect due to a line of showers just east of I-35 stretching from Williamson County to northeast Texas.

There are reports of numerous road closures in Freestone County.

Volunteer firefighters were called to rescue a man from his truck that was stalled in high water southeast of Holland on Donahoe Road in Bell County.  That man was pulled to safety, but the truck was swept downstream.

Our crew said FM 2268 near there had water on the road in low spots.

TxDOT is reporting there is water across several roads in Falls County, particularly State Highway 53, near Rosebud and the Bell County line, and portions of FM 413, FM 1373, and FM 2413.

There is also some high water on Highway 6, near the Little Brazos, and near FM 46 and FM 1313, between Reagan and Rosebud.

Holland and Salado have been working water rescues on rural roads in their area, particularly along Sunshine Rd. and Strasburger Rd. Barricades are up in that area.

Bell County reports Wedel Cemetery Rd. was washed out, but has been repaired and reopened.

Possum Rd. and Creek Rd. are also closed due to the flooding. Road and bridge crews are working to fix Possum Rd. and Creek Rd.

Donnie Adams of Bell County Sheriff's Department says it is very important to take precautions when driving in heavy rain.

"If you see water across the road, turn around and don't drown. We had a couple of reports of vehicles running through last night and this morning who were washed down the road."

Milam County Sheriff's Deputies and Cameron firefighters have been rescuing people from Swollen Elm Creek at FM 485, northwest of Cameron. Firefighters have pulled two people from the water, which is running across the road, and some of the pavement has reportedly been eroded.

One man was reportedly trapped by water in his pickup near Swollen Elm Creek at FM 485. The pickup was washed up against a fence. Firefighters were unable to reach him for a short time, but he was not in any imminent danger and was later rescued.

The situation is much worse in Williamson County where the Georgetown and Austin areas are under an emergency flood warning.

Keep checking with for the latest conditions affecting Central Texas.

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