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'Turn around, Don't drown' | Streets, roads drivers in Port Arthur should avoid amid street flooding, high water

If a driver encounters high water, they are encouraged to drive carefully and slow down.

PORT ARTHUR, Texas — The city of Port Arthur is urging the community to be careful amid street flooding and high water.

Several streets in Port Arthur are flooding, according to a City of Port Arthur release. Officials are warning drivers in the area to ride with caution.

If a driver can not see a street, they are encouraged to, "turn around, don't drown."

If a driver encounters high water, they are encouraged to drive carefully and slow down.

The City of Port Arthur Emergency Management Department is urging citizens to stay away from flooded roads. Drivers are asked to avoid the areas of 9th Avenue and Jimmy Johnson Boulevard due to high water levels.

Other streets and roads drivers should avoid:

  • Shreveport Avenue and 4th Street 
  • 4000 block of Gulfway Drive 
  • 9th Avenue and Procter Street 
  • Woodworth Boulevard 
  • 1600 Block of 9th Avenue 
  • 4th Street and 12th Avenue 
  • 6200 block of Procter Extension
  • 1300 8th Street 
  • Gulfway Drive at Railroad Crossing
  • Highway 73 at Main Avenue and Procter Extension 
  • 5000-5700 Blocks of Gulfway drive 
  • Austin Avenue and Gulfway Drive 
  • 3400 Gulfway Drive to Woodworth 
  • 9th Avenue and Jimmy Johnson Boulevard 

This is a developing story. We will update with more if and when we receive more confirmed information.

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From a City of Port Arthur release: 

ALERT: Notice of Street Flooding in Port Arthur The City of Port Arthur is urging citizens to be aware of street flooding. If you can't see the street, Turn Around, Don't Drown. If you have to drive, please drive carefully and slow down if you encounter high water. 

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