Texas Department of Transportation in Hockley County will be closing a major intersection effective immediately.
TxDOT Supervisor for Hockley County, Gary McClendon made the decision about 7:00 am Wednesday to close the intersection of Texas Highway 114 and FM 1490, near the Lufkin offices on west Highway 114, due to deterioration of the roadway due to recent rains. McClendon noted that the road is not safe to drive on. He said the intersection will be closed for several days while crews make repairs.
Crews will have to pump water off of the road before repairs can even begin. There is no word on when the intersection will re-open.