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Liberty County law enforcement officers rescue more than 50 head of cattle from flooding

Liberty County Sheriff's deputies and Liberty and Dayton Police officers assisted in a modern day “cattle drive” to rescue over 50 head of cattle from low lying land near the flooded Trinity River. Deputy John Tucker reported the cattle drive was from the city of Liberty west on Highway 90 to south of the city of Dayton to a secure pasture on high grounds. (Photo provided by the Liberty County Sheriff's Office)

The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office reported six highway routes covered with water as of 7:50 a.m.

These roads are impassable by small vehicles possibly impassible for larger ones as well, according to the sheriff's office.

"There are far too many county roads to name and the conditions of these county roads change hour by hour depending upon rain run-off and any additional rain we may get," the sheriff's office wrote in an email. "AT THIS TIME here is what the LCSO dispatchers office shows and even these conditions may change hour by hour……………."

1) Highway 59 from Cleveland City limits to county line closed due to high water.

2) Highway 1960 west of City Of Dayton covered with water.

3) US 90 near FM 1413 covered with water.

4) Highway 146 south of CR 4922 is covered.

5) FM 727 near Dolin covered with water.

6) FM 2684 covered with water.

HIGH WATER RESCUE

At this time as reported by Sheriff’s Deputy John Bennet, he along with a D.P.S. Trooper and a volunteer from Arkansas and Hardin, Texas are in the process since midnight of rescuing at least 25 people or more from roof tops in the Low Water Bridge Road area of CR 388 in north Liberty County. Another volunteer citizen is rescuing, by air boat ,people with medical needs off CR 3141. Several rescue operations are in progress by Liberty County Volunteer Fire Departments, Sheriff’s Deputies and citizen volunteers.

CATTLE DRIVE

At about 6:30 p.m. last evening, Liberty County Sheriff's deputies and Liberty and Dayton Police officers assisted in a modern day “cattle drive” to rescue over 50 head of cattle from low lying land near the flooded Trinity River. Deputy John Tucker reported the cattle drive was from the city of Liberty west on Highway 90 to south of the city of Dayton to a secure pasture on high grounds.

NOTE: Liberty County Sheriff Bobby Rader is asking the public to reframe from unnecessary travel throughout the county until this weather system has passed and to report any needs to the Sheriff’s dispatcher at (936) 336-4500 and to use the “911” calling number only for emergency and critical needs and not for “information only.”

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