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WEATHER BLOG: Remnants of Tropical Storm Odile Arrive in the Basin

We will be updating this story throughout the day with the latest on weather related closures as well as road closures as we get them.

2:23 p.m. - Wink Elementary evacuated students to the auditorium after water started to enter classrooms. Parents will have to pick up children from the auditorium. The water has already started to go down but crews are working to clean up. 

2:09 p.m. - Grandview Avenue under Second Street is closed due to flooding from today's weather.

12:09 p.m. - NewsWest 9 has received more information about the man swept away by high water. Click here to read the latest.

11;35 a.m. - DPS has confirmed to NewsWest 9 that a man was swept away in high waters earlier today. DPS is assisting in the search of the man with their helicopter. This happened in the Orla area in Reeves County. We are waiting for additional information from the Reeves County Sheriff's Office.

10:42 a.m. - From the National Weather Service in Midland:
Update on active Flash Flood Warnings throughout the area:
Southern Eddy & NE Culberson until 10:45 a.m. CDT
Loving & N Reeves until 12:45 p.m. CDT
Ward & Winkler until 1:30 p.m. CDT
Crane, Ector, & N Central Pecos until 2:30 p.m. CDT

10:38 a.m. - Flash Flood Warning for Ward and Winkler County in TX until 1:30pm CDT Friday.

10:31 a.m. - Flash Flood Warning continues for Ector County until 2:30pm. Trained storm spotters have reported several roads with 2-3 FEET of standing water along and south of Highway 80 / Business 20 in the city. Do not drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway.

10:26 a.m. - From National Weather Service: At 8:22am MDT, law enforcement officials reported flooding across several roads in Lea County. In Hobbs, railroad crossings at Grime Street and Sanger Street ARE FLOODED AND CLOSED. Highway 176 has 4 feet of water over it between MM 8 and 22 and several vehicles have washed off the road. HIGHWAYS 8 AND 322 ARE ALSO CLOSED Southwest of Hobbs. U.S. Highway 62/180 at mile marker 9 is also closed due to high water.

9 a.m. - Highway 285 will be closed from Hwy 302 to the state line due to high water. FM 652 is also closed from the state line to the Culberson County line. FM 2119 from mm 179 to Culberson County line also has high water on it but remains open at this time. Motorists should avoid areas if possible High water can be dangerous to drive through.

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