Ellis County Recommends Evacuations Near Trinity Rosser Levee

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A number of small breaches along the Trinity River is prompting Ellis County Emergency Management officials to recommend evacuations for those near the Trinity Rosser levee near Telico and Bristol.

The county said they are monitoring the rising flood waters along with first responders, the levee board and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

"All residents are encouraged to avoid areas that are under water. Law Enforcement will be restricting access to affected roads as they become a hazard. Please remember that it is illegal to drive through, tamper with, or remove barricades. If you encounter a road that is covered in water, stop and turn around," county officials said in a news release Monday morning.

Other areas of concern are near Red Oak Creek, Smith Creek, Ten Mile Creek, and Lake Bardwell, the county said.

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