August 19, 2018

Flash flooding in Erath County with more rain in the forecast

Heavy rain Tuesday and the resulting quick run off caught many people by surprise. Here a car failed to make the low-water crossing on County Road 185.

ERATH COUNTY (May 31, 2016) — Storms brought more rain to Erath County and surrounding areas and the extra rain caused major flooding on the already saturated ground. With Wednesday’s forecast calling for more rain, area residents should to be cautious and prepared. Here’s a look at some of the scenes around the area taken by Flash photographer Russell Huffman:

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The curious are flocking to see just how high the Bosque River has risen. Stephenville workers have placed warning cones to prevent parking on the bridge on Graham Street.

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The Bosque River has come to the Bosque River Trail.
The Bosque River has come to the Bosque River Trail.

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County Road 520 is impassable with a soil conservation lake filled to capacity blocking the roadway.
County Road 520 is impassable with a soil conservation lake filled to capacity blocking the roadway.
Elm and Washington streets in Stephenville.
Elm and Graham Streets in Stephenville.

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County Roaf 454 also known as the Sewage Treatment Plant Road. The bride is underwater and their is guardrail damage to be aware of
County Road 454 also known as the Sewage Treatment Plant Road. The bridge is underwater and there’s guardrail damage.

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Bosque River Trail sign during Friday's flooding.
Bosque River Trail sign during Friday’s flooding.
The water is up since then in this photo taken Tuesday.
The water is up since then in this photo taken Tuesday.

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The Lost Creek RV Park just outside Stepehenville off US 281
The Lost Creek RV Park just outside Stephenville off US 281.
The low-water crossing on County Road 185 was a dangerous situation as one poor driver found out Tuesday.
The low-water crossing on County Road 185 was a dangerous situation as one poor driver found out Tuesday.

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