Weekend Rain Floods Roads And Causes Bridge Problems In North Texas | KERA News

Weekend Rain Floods Roads And Causes Bridge Problems In North Texas

Jun 22, 2015

We saw yet more rain over the weekend – 3 to 6 inches in some areas -- and all of that water flooded roads and crept into some homes. It also caused a bridge to collapse in Hunt County, which is northeast of Dallas.

Around 2:30 Sunday afternoon, a bridge over the South Sulphur River collapsed – just as a pickup truck was crossing. A family was inside. A Good Samaritan threw out a rope and the family climbed back onto the road.

We’re not aware of any significant injuries.

There were reports of other high-water rescues in Hunt County.

In Grayson County, an elderly Pottsboro man died Sunday after his truck was swept away in flood water, the Herald Democrat newspaper is reporting.

In Collin County, some water seeped into homes in the town of Josephine.

There have been several road closures – part of Interstate 30 east of Dallas was shut down for several hours Sunday due to high water.

Part of U.S. Highway 69 connecting Oklahoma and Texas was reopened Sunday – it was closed because of high water along the Red River. The bridge connects Texas and Oklahoma near Lake Texoma and had been completely closed for more than an hour.

There are scattered flood warnings across North Texas and several roads are still closed because of flooding.

It should be a dry week – mostly sunny skies are in the forecast all week. The next chance of rain comes Saturday night. 

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