UPDATE: Smith County roads still closed are northwest of Lindale

(UPDATED May 27, 2015 at 4:20 pm CT) Reported by Smith County Engineer Frank Davis: County roads that remain closed are all in precinct 3, to the west and northwest of Lindale. They include CR 4119 and CR 445. Both roads and culverts have been washed out and will be closed for several weeks until pipes can be ordered to repair the culverts. CR

Death toll climbs to 19 from storms in Texas and Oklahoma Video

The death toll from a barrage of storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma climbed to 19 on Wednesday, with more than a dozen others missing, and another round of rain threatened to complicate the cleanup in hard-hit Houston. The forecast was for 2 to 3 more inches of rain in the Houston area, a day after flooding

3 victims of CO poisoning at Smith Co. home; no fatalities

(UPDATED May 27, 2015 at 3:03 pm CT) Three people were affected by exposure to carbon monoxide at a home in the 10000 block of Smith County Road 3174, but as of 3 p.m. CT, there are no fatalities, officials say.

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