Weather Alert from TXDOT


A weak low pressure area is expected to reach the Texas coast on Tuesday with heavy rain likely over much of the nine-county TxDOT Lufkin District that could cause localized flooding on some roadways.

The storm, referred to as Invest 91-L by the National Hurricane Center, is poised to deliver torrential rain and possible flash flooding this week over much of the gulf coast and could move through the deep East Texas area or possibly east into Louisiana Tuesday and Wednesday.

If this occurs, motorists should be alert to low-lying areas that are prone to fast-rising flood waters near rivers, creeks and/or over roadways. TxDOT will provide up-to-the-minute transportation news and local information for the Lufkin District throughout the rain event.

“We will continue to use Twitter feeds and Facebook to deliver storm information and road or lane closures due to heavy rainfall,” said Rhonda Oaks, public information officer for the Lufkin District. “TxDOT offers current roadway conditions as far as closures, construction or flooded areas for the entire state anytime on We hope everyone will stay informed if they must drive during this weather event.”

TxDOT reminds motorists that flooding is the leading cause of weather-related deaths in Texas. As little as six inches of water can float some vehicles. If you encounter a flooded road “Turn Around, Don’t Drown” and remember:

  • Never walk, swim or drive through swift water.
  • Stay informed about weather conditions.
  • If your vehicle stalls in water, leave it and move to higher ground if you can do so safely.
  • Do not move barriers blocking a low-water crossing. Penalties range from $200 to $1,000.

Road conditions and traffic updates available on or

Lee Miller
Lee Miller was born in Denison, TX and grew up in East Texas with his family. He studied music education at Stephen F. Austin State University taking a job in television on his last day of student teaching. Lee also provides business authoritative expertise to the broadcast industry as a consultant. Presently he is CEO of MSG Resources LLC, which specializes in consulting within broadcast best practices, distribution technologies and media strategy mastery. - - - - - Lee Miller is a well-known veteran of the broadcast media industry with particular experience in leading for-profit and non-profit broadcasting organizations. His career began in Lufkin, Texas in the early 80’s where he progressed from studio operations to creative services and network management. Mr. Miller has since received various professional designations and memberships such as Society of Broadcast Engineers accredited frequency coordinator, The Energy Professionals Association Certified Energy Consultant, and National Religious Broadcasters Television Committee & past Chair. Lee also serves as the Executive Director of the Advanced Television Broadcasting Alliance, is a member of the Advanced Television Systems Committee and is proud to be part of Texas Association of Broadcasters Golden Mic Club, highlighting extraordinary careers in broadcasting. Continued engagement with his community is at the core of his business practices serving on the board of the Salvation Army and as keyboardist for the contemporary worship band at Harmony Hill Baptist Church. Lee lives near Lufkin Texas on one of his family’s tree farms located in the Texas Forest Country region north of Houston. He is married to Kenla and has two grown children, Joshua, COO of MSGPR Ltd Co and Morgan, a Critical Care ICU RN.

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