A spokesperson for Lamar University has informed 12News that classes are closed today because of the weather. LIT is also closed for the day.
Meals on Wheels in Hardin, Orange and Jefferson County will not deliver today.
Flooding & Roadways
1 p.m. From Beaumont PD: Washington Blvd is passable from the west city limits to 5th Street. There is water over the roadway between 6th and 4th St. - Folsom Dr. now appears to be passable from Major Dr. to E. Lucas St.
12 p.m. From Beaumont PD: Delaware St. from Major Dr. to Eastex Freeway is now passable.
11:30 a.m. Dowlen Road from Eastex Freeway to College Street is now passable.
11:12 a.m. From Beaumont PD: Dowlen Road from Eastex Freeway to College Street is now passable.
11:05 a.m.From TxDOT: The intersection of FM366 and SH347 has reopened. Please continue to use caution. Do not drive into standing water.
11:02 a.m. From Beaumont PD: The Eastex Freeway Service Roads, both north and southbound, now appear to be passable. The Eastex Freeway Service Roads, both north and southbound, now appear to be passable.
11:00 a.m. From Beaumont PD: The Cardinal Drive Service Roads in both directions (inbound and outbound) are still underwater and impassable.
9:44 a.m. From TxDOT: Beaumont: BMT PD reporting flooding along Eastex Freeway frontage roads and underpasses. Many sections of MLK also under water.Mid-County: All frontage roads and turnarounds along US69 and SH73 are flooded with some vehicles stranded. Vidor: Flooding along IH10 frontage roads and some turnarounds.
8:30 a.m. From the City of Port Arthur: The City of Port Arthur is experiencing severe weather and flooding in some areas of the city.Please avoid the areas of Highway 365 and Memorial on the feeder roads, On Jimmy Johnson between Twin City and 9th Ave and in the 1900 block of memorial until the rain subsides. The transit system also will not be running until the rain subsides. If you must travel in this weather please do so with caution and avoid these areas.Thank you and have a safe day.
8 a.m. Beaumont has underpass flooding on 11th Street - 4th Street, Downtown, Irving, MLK. Major flooding on 11th Street, Phelan, Calder, College, MLK, Park Street, Eastex service roads.
7:45 a.m. Jimmy Johnson between 9th Ave and Twin City, and 1900 Memorial are experiencing flooding, please avoid these areas until the rain subsides.
7:45 a.m. VIDOR: Flooding in these areas: Interstate 10 underpass at Main Street. Butler, Oak, Orange Street, Sargent Street, North Denver, Colburn, Kent, Triangle and most service roads.
Closings and flooded areas
- Aug 16, 2017, 11:11 a.m.
- Aug 16, 2017, 9:04 p.m.
- Aug 16, 2017, 7:29 a.m.