Local TxDOT Crews Assist with Recovery from Historic Storm

TxDOT BWD Harvey Response 083017_03-1200BROWNWOOD – The Texas Department of Transportation’s Brownwood District is sending additional crew members to assist with roadway cleanup and flood recovery efforts in areas of south Texas impacted by Harvey.

Seven crew members departed the district headquarters facility Wednesday morning, en route to a large TxDOT staging facility in Sugar Land, just southwest of Houston. They will be joined by four additional Brownwood District crew members on Thursday. This will bring the total number of Brownwood District crew members assisting with Harvey efforts in south Texas to approximately 30, representing all of the district’s nine counties.

On Friday, Sept. 1, approximately 14 Brownwood District crew members are scheduled to travel to south Texas to relieve district crews that have been working tirelessly since before Harvey made initial landfall late last week. TxDOT plans on maintaining an approximately seven-day rotation of crews to assist with Harvey recovery and cleanup efforts.

TxDOT BWD Harvey Response 083017_02s-1200Many Brownwood District crews are assisting with debris removal from roadways, and have taken a fleet of heavy equipment including dump trucks, front end loaders, street sweepers and other specialized machinery. Other district crew members are assisting with traffic signal and sign repair, two-way radio communications, response logistics, and high water rescues.

TxDOT BWD Harvey Response 083017_01s-1200Local TxDOT crews will stay in south Texas as long as needed to assist with Harvey response efforts. We will continue to provide updates on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TxDOTBWD.

Statewide road conditions and traffic updates are available on DriveTexas.org and on Facebook, www.facebook.com/txdot and Twitter, www.twitter.com/txdot. If you see barricades or water over a road, please do not go around them and do not attempt to cross the road – Turn Around; Don’t Drown.

TxDOT’s Brownwood District includes Brown, Coleman, Comanche, Eastland, Lampasas, McCulloch, Mills, San Saba and Stephens counties.