Texas Department of Transportation

"Rough Road Ahead" warning signs announce to drivers the condition of State Highway 19 between Delta and Hopkins counties.
Cindy Roller/Cooper Review

To travelers along State Highway 19 from Delta County to Hopkins County hear and see the disrepair the “rough road ahead” signs are warning. Following a recent resurfacing and repair to State Highway 19 which spanned several months drivers are experiencing problems maneuvering. It was hoped the new surface would lessen the road noise experienced by many drivers, sadly that has not been the case. 

The bridge at Brushy Creek in Delta County continues to be under construction.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

State Highway 24 (at John’s Creek) reopened late Tuesday afternoon after being closed due to excessive flooding, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. The Delta County Sheriff’s office has been informing drivers to be aware some GPS devices (such as on cell phones) has not been updating with detour information, when deemed necessary.

Canon Artho is properly secured in his car seat.
Leigh Ann Artho / Cooper Review

Texas Department of Transportation will be hosting a free child safety seat check from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19 at 1365 North Main Street in Paris.

According to the National Highway Safety Administration it is estimated that roughly three of every four child safety seats are not used correctly or not used at all.

The Department of Motor Vehicles explains the current car seat laws:

Three Hopkins County bridges are scheduled to be replaced by authorization of the Texas Department of Transportation to Highway 19 Construction LLC. Bridges will be West Greenwood Creek at FM 900, Little Caney Creek at FM 69, and at CR 528-1 (HCR 4734) at a tributary of the Sulphur River.

TxDot

TxDOT forces have been out since this morning preparing for the current winter weather across North Texas.  TxDOT will be working overnight to ensure Northeast Texas roads remain passable and safe.

Cindy Roller / The Cooper Review

Multiple roads were temporarily closed as of Tuesday morning in various parts of Northeast Texas, according to the Texas Department of Transportation Office in Paris.