Closed Rusk County road due to floods and downed trees now reopened; other roads still closed

CR 361 washed out in Rusk County from flooding.
CR 361 washed out in Rusk County from flooding.(Rusk County OEM)
Published: May. 11, 2023 at 9:47 AM CDT|Updated: May. 12, 2023 at 7:38 AM CDT
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RUSK COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - One of the multiple roads that were closed down in Rusk County due to the effects of Wednesday night’s heavy rain has now been reopened.

According to Rusk County OEM, precinct crew’s replaced the culvert on County Road 361 and have reopened it.

Rusk County OEM reported barricaded roads which have been flooded or blocked by downed trees. They also reported a rescue effort at a flooded home on CR 366 on Thursday morning, as well as a motorist assist on FM 1798 near Pine Hill.

They urge drivers to abide by the barricades and emergency vehicles, and not to attempt to bypass them.

Rusk County OEM also advises to continue to avoid County Road 447, which experienced a significant washout.