Waters Rising on Denton County Roads

A few rain storms over the weekend did not help the flooding situation on several Denton County roads.

The 200 block of Shady Shores Road in Shady Shores remains one of the most heavily effected spots where a bridge and the roads leading up to it are still under feet of water that neighbors say appear to have risen even higher. The flooding was up to the top of the bridge guardrail as of Monday morning.

Town leaders have closed off the road and are working with the county and TxDOT to help residents get around it, but the town secretary said until the water subsides, they can’t even evaluate the damage on the stretch.

On the north side of Lewisville Lake, the Little Elm city leaders announced Monday that the 1300 block of Lakeshore Drive would be closed as of 5:30 p.m. due to rising waters there threatening the roadway.

A major closure continues on Oliver Creek Road near Justin, where waters have subsided, but not before washing out part of the four-year-old bridge there.

County Commissioner Hugh Coleman said that crews are out trying to evaluate all of the damage on Denton County roads, but in some places, they are still waiting for the water to subside. He expects a summer of road repairs ahead as the full effects of recent storms and coming storms become evident.

Additionally, several parks and boat ramps throughout the county, mainly around Lewisville Lake, also remain closed due to significant flooding.

Lewisville Lake has risen to 7.5 feet above flood stage and appears to still be on a rising trend as of Monday.

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