TxDOT Crews Prepare for Tropical Storm Nicholas

September 13, 2021 - TxDOT crews are preparing today for Tropical Storm Nicholas that is expected to impact the Lufkin District for most of the week.

Crews will be following all safety protocols and are prepared to respond to any needs in the nine-county district. Crews are preparing equipment, cleaning ditches, checking road signs and signals and checking problematic areas that are prone to flooding.

The public is advised to stay alert to rising water should there be excessive rain from Tropical Storm Nicholas. Never drive through a flooded roadway or around barricades.

“Our crews are ready for this weather event, but we want the public to also be ready and make a plan to stay safe should we experience any flooding,” said Rhonda Oaks, public information officer. “As always, driving is discouraged during heavy rain or flooding. Never drive through a flooded roadway. There is no way of knowing whether the safety of the road beneath the water has been compromised until crews can inspect it.”

Follow all updates and alerts for the Lufkin District on Facebook at Texas Department of Transportation (Lufkin) and on Twitter at TxDOT Lufkin. For updates on road conditions statewide, visit drivetexas.org. Remember to Turn Around Don’t Drown.

For more information, contact Rhonda.Oaks@txdot.gov or call (936) 633-4395.