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Eddy County Preparing for Possible Flooding and Evacuations

Eddy County, NM – Eddy County Emergency Management and Eddy County Fire and Rescue are working with local agencies for possible flooding in and around Eddy County.

Current road closures in and around Eddy County include Black River Crossing on John D Forehand, Black River, Higby Hole, Longhorn Road at the Pecos River Crossing, Dark Canyon from 62/180 to 137, Washington Ranch Road by Joel Fire Station, Fanning Road, Joy Road from Highway 82 to Funk Road, Crossbuck Road between Rock Daisy Road, Rockin R Red Road, Bolton Road from Highway 82 to Richey Road, Lower Tansil and James, San Jose at La Tienda, Boyd Drive at Radio Blvd, Halderman Rd between Richey and US 82, Eagle Draw at 10th between JJ Clark and Mahone.

More roads in and around Eddy County are expected to close within the next several hours and possible evacuations will take place.

Stay up to date on road closures on the Eddy County Facebook page, the Eddy County Office of Emergency Management Facebook page, and the Eddy County Fire & Rescue Facebook page.

Drivers are asked to stay away from running water and avoid flooded areas.

Turn around, don’t drown!

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