Some Lubbock County Roads Remain Closed Due to Flooding
Tuesday evening, the Lubbock County office of emergency management provided an update concerning roads closed in the county due to flooding.
Some parts of the county received over four inches of rain over the Memorial Day weekend, which prompted the road closures.
Roads closed in Lubbock County as of June 1, 2021:
CR 1100 closed from US 84 to under the railroad
CR 6300 closed from Milwaukee Ave. to Frankford Ave.
CR 1500 closed to the intersection of CR 6100
CR 6100 closed from US 84 to CR 1700
CR 3600 closed to the intersection of CR 7300
CR 2300 closed from CR 7500 heading south to pavement
CR 3000 closed from FM 1585 (130th Street) to CR 7300
CR 5700 closed from US 84 to Fm 2378
CR 3400 closed from US 84 to CR 7800
East Municipal Drive closed from CR 2800 to FM 2641
CR 2800 closed from Municipal Drive to US 62/82
One Lubbock County road was re-opened on Monday: CR 1540 to the intersection of CR 6100.
Lubbock County Public Works and the Lubbock County Sheriff's office have some of these roads blocked off with signs and barricades.
While no rain fell in Lubbock County on Tuesday, additional rainfall on Wednesday and Thursday could contribute to additional closures across the county. Most of the South Plains, including Lubbock, has an either 40% or 50% chance of thunderstorms on Wednesday.
No fatalities were reported over the weekend due to the flooding, but there were some vehicles that suffered damage, or completely stalled, at some intersections across Lubbock.
Lubbock continues to trend above normal for rainfall in 2021. In May, the National Weather Service recorded 5.87" inches of rain at Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport). An average May records 2.96" inches of rain at the airport.
Year-to-date, 9.61" inches of rain has been recorded at Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport, exceeding the January-May average by 3" inches (6.42").