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1 US 281 Southbound Lane Still Closed, Flooding Raises Concerns

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LINN-SAN MANUEL – One lane of southbound US 281 is still closed to travelers weeks after heavy rainfall hit the Linn-San Manuel area.

Texas Department of Transportation crews were forced to re-direct both directions of traffic into the northbound lanes to keep it flowing.

KRGV’s Taylor Winkel reached out to TxDOT about the issue. If US 281 is a listed hurricane evacuation route, how will it be used in case of an emergency?    

Octavio Saenz, the agency’s spokesperson, says a plan to reverse lanes on major roadways to carry additional traffic is in place.

Watch the video above for the full story.

Link: Hurricane Evacuation Route’s Potential Contraflow Plan

Link: Alternate Hurricane Evacuation Routes for Rio Grande Valley 

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