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Effective Monday, May 2, Judy Lane at Concord Road will be closed to traffic until further notice, reports the City of Beaumont.  

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Lamar University has cancelled Monday, April 18 classes beginning after 11 a.m. due to flooding conditions. Classes will resume Tuesday, April 19, at regular times.

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Highway 12 between Texas and Louisiana has been reopened after severe floods that caused major traffic disruptions have subsided, Texas Department of Transportation spokesperson Sarah Dupre said in a news release. 

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Eastbound and westbound lanes of I-10 near the Texas-Louisiana that were closed due to flooding have reopened, Texas Department of Transportation spokesperson Sarah Dupre announced in a news release March 18.

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In a statement, Texas Department of Transportation spokesperson Sarah Dupre warned motorists that I-10 would remained closed indefinitely subsequent to recent flooding until repairs have been made to the roadway.

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The mandatory evacuation order for the City of Pinehurst due to flooding has been lifted effective Friday, March 18, at 9:00 a.m., Pinehurst Police Chief Fred Hanauer announced in a news release.

According to Hanauer, Adams Bayou has ceased rising, and no significant threats exist to homes or businesses at this time. All residents who evacuated can return home and businesses may resume normal operation. This order only applies to the City of Pinehurst and not surrounding jurisdictions under a similar order. 

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I-10 and US 69N traffic that was already backed up because of a road closure near the Sabine River can expect further delays due to an accident near the Delaware exit in Beaumont. US69 became a detour route because of the 1-10 closure. This detour is now experiencing traffic stalls because of the accident. More information will be released when it becomes available.

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Photo by Kevin King

Collier Ferry Park and Boat Ramp, located at 5390 Pine Street in between Beaumont Country Club and Forest Lawn Memorial Park had been closed due to flooding caused by the overflowing Neches River. According to the National Weather Service the Neches River is nearing a flood record which occurred in October of 1994 and numerous homes in Northeast Beaumont and Rose City are flooded. River levels are near those reached during Tropical Storm Allison in 2001.

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Entergy Storm Ready

News release from Entergy Texas from March 14:

Last week’s rains have become this week’s floods and personnel with Entergy Texas, Inc. are hard at work to ensure evacuees and other Southeast Texans will have safe and reliable power as the event unfolds.

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