Lake Worth

Lake Worth Reopens Following Flooding Concerns

Heavy rain caused damage to State Highway 199 near Lake Worth Bridge

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Lake Worth reopened Saturday, days after the city of Fort Worth announced its closure Tuesday due to the risk of potential flooding.

The city asked people to be cautious if venturing out on the lake because there may be small and large debris below the surface of the water.

The closure Tuesday ruled out all recreational activity including boats, jet skis, kayaks, canoes, and swimming.

The recent rain also caused damage to westbound State Highway 199 heading towards Lake Worth Bridge, according to TxDOT Fort Worth.

Officials previously said an elevation of 595 feet or above in Lake Worth could cause flooding in some homes, and some boat docks could be underwater, creating a navigation hazard.

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