Contact: Rhonda Oaks

Phone: (936) 633-4395

Date: April 15, 2019

Crews continue to clear roadways today in Houston County in various locations, including SH 21 East and FM 227, after weekend storm damage. Drivers are encouraged to take alternate routes.

Workers are ridding large trees and debris  from the edges of roadways. Motorists should be aware of large equipment in the area throughout these locations, stay alert and prepare for delays when travelling these areas.

“We have great support from law enforcement through the areas where tornados devastated parts of Houston County, and we are asking motorists not to stop and take photos or exit their vehicles for any reason. That is not safe for our crews or for motorists,” said Rhonda Oaks, public information officer for the Lufkin District. “We encourage motorists to take alternate routes during this clean-up and avoid FM 227 and SH 21 East, if possible. There were still trees falling on Sunday because of wind.”

Work to clear the area will continue until debris on the roadways and rights-of-way is gone. Motorists are encouraged to remain alert and expect delays. Message boards are in place to alert drivers as they enter a work zone. Be prepared for intermittent lane closures through work areas.

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