The Smith County Communications Office strives to promote transparency by providing the public with the most accurate, accessible and up-to-date information possible while promoting the county's brand and message of "Striving for Excellence."
Located on the first floor of the Smith County Annex Building
200 E. Ferguson, Suite 100
Tyler, Texas 75702
Email: Casey Murphy
Smith County Storm Response
First responders and utility companies have been responding to storm damage calls throughout the county this afternoon.
Smith County Communications personnel have been answering numerous calls of trees down and utility problems throughout the county.
Smith County Road and Bridge, Volunteer Fire Departments, TxDOT and Oncor have all been notified and are working on downed trees, utility problems, and road hazards, the Smith County Fire Marshal’s Office reported. These departments and entities are continuously checking roadways for damage throughout the weather systems affecting the area.
Smith County Engineer Frank Davis said Road and Bridge crews were responding immediately to clear downed trees so any road closures would be temporary.
County Road 2273 has one lane closed because of a partial wash out.
Portions of Smith County Roads 26 and 2186, which were already closed from recent rains, remain closed.
The Smith County Office of Emergency Management is and will continue to monitor the weather system and any future systems as they occur in the upcoming days. According to National Weather Service-Shreveport, the area has more rain and possible storms headed into the weekend.
The Fire Marshal’s Office encourages residents to consult their local weather stations and NWS- Shreveport for future watches and warnings.
During these storms, please travel with caution. If you encounter rushing water over the roadway, do not attempt to drive through it. Even a few inches of rushing water can cause vehicles to be swept off the roadway. Drivers are urged to find a safer, alternate route. Make sure to heed all road signs and road closures, as they could be a result of potential sinkholes, downed trees, downed power lines or road failures.
To report trees down or utility damage, please call Smith County Communications at 903-566-6600. If it is a life threatening event, please dial 9-1-1.
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