In Henderson County, two rescues were made near Cedar Creek Lake, according to Sheriff Ray Nutt.
No drownings have been reported.
Highway 69 North Closed at Loop 323
These routes are recommended for travel into and out of north Tyler:
Tyler city staff has closed Houston Street between Bellwood and McCain due to the weather-related failure of the railroad crossing warning equipment.
Union Pacific Railroad officials are onsite assessing the damage now. This crossing will remain closed until UPRR has made the necessary repairs.
Nine streets in Tyler have been added to the list of those closed due to high water, according to Martin:
Locations of barricades due to high water in Tyler:
Locations of trees down:
Dam Wall Eroding
Fire marshals and officials from the Texas Department of Transportation are on the scene, where the dam wall ruptured at around 8 a.m. today.
County Road 1130 off of Lake Placid Road is under water, and emergency crews are having difficulty getting to the scene. The road is closed west of County Road 1141 due to dangerous conditions. This is the area near new construction for Loop 49. Motorist should seek an alternate route until further notice.
Power Out In Several Areas
Hill said if there are no more outages, that power should be restored by late this evening.
There are 651 customers of the Wood County Electric Cooperative who have lost electric power, said Paige Eaton, director of communications for the organization. The cooperative serves a nine-county area.
Three hundred seventy one customers from the Lake Winnsboro area and 281 from Alba do not have power at this time, Ms. Eaton said. Employees from the cooperative are working quickly to restore power.
Nearly Seven Inches Of Rain Fell In Hollytree
Deason said radar shows over seven inches of rain have fallen in Henderson County since Wednesday morning.
“Moderate to heavy rainfall is expected to continue in Smith County through 12 p.m., with another two to three inches expected across Smith and Cherokee counties,” he said. Deason said he expects the rain to end this evening when the low pressure system moves to the northeast, toward Texarkana.
The system, which caused flooding in Austin, extends toward Corsicana, Deason said.
Roads Closed Outside Tyler
State Highway 155 in the Noonday area is under high water.
A culvert washed out on FM 2661 and that road is closed to traffic and will need to be repaired, Krantz said.
FM 837 and FM 860 in northwest Anderson County are under high water.
FM 2961 was washed away by water, Krantz said.
And FM 2330 was closed after a box culvert failed, Krantz said.
Smith County Road 1295 (off CR 46) was washed out as of 1 p.m., according to Smith County officials. This is a dead-end road, and Road and Bridge crews are there now trying to rebuild access for residents of that area.
At 2 p.m., these roads were added to the list of those closed:
At 4 p.m., Smith County Road 46 was added to the list.
Some people were rescued from their homes overnight in Henderson County, where seven inches of rain fell in the overnight period, according to KYTX CBS19.
Smith and Cherokee counties are under a flood warning, according to the National Weather Service.
Street flooding was reported today in Mabank.
Mabank police Chief Kyle McAfee told The Associated Press that at least four houses flooded and one resident had to be evacuated. McAfee says several streets were closed and that "any road that travels over a creek is flooded."
McAfee says no injuries were reported.
TylerPaper.com will post additional information as it becomes available.
Staff writers Kenneth Dean, Emily Guevara and Dayna Worchel and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Updated Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 4:04 p.m. CDT