Rain Floods Streets, Closes Roads & Threatens Businesses - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

9/11/08

Rain Floods Streets, Closes Roads & Threatens Businesses

Heavy rain continued to fall across the Lubbock area, flooding streets and some businesses.

The City of Lubbock has closed the following streets using barricades:

After the 6 pm news the Lubbock Sheriff's Office added the following information:  The Sherrif's department has received numerous calls about road conditions that have become hazardous including 5800 block of University, Acuff road from Idalou hwy, 62/82 east of Idalou, 62/82 & FM 1585, 98th & hwy 87, I-27 at North Loop, FM 1585 & University.

Also Broad Horizons Learning Cnter will be closed Friday due to flooding.

Texas Department of Public Safety has also closed I-27 at North Loop 289 due to flooding. All traffic, both north and southbound, is being diverted onto the frontage roads. There is no word on how long I-27 may be closed in that area.

The rain is causing major problems, not just for drivers, but also for businesses across Lubbock.

At the Lummus Corporation, just south of 82nd Street on the I-27 access road, they stopped their normal daily work of manufacturing cotton gin parts and began the process of sand bagging the property.

The reason they decided to sand bag is because during previous heavy rains, water flooded the building. While the workers were proactive and took precautions, the rains prevailed and as of 6 p.m. water had invaded the entrance of the building.

We'll have the latest on the rains and damage caused by the flooding on NewsChannel 11 at 10.

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