Highway 170 Closed due to High Water Along Rio Grande

PRESIDIO COUNTY - Extensive flooding has been reported along Highway 170 southeast of Presidio.

The flooding is a result of water releases from the Luis Leon Reservoir in northern Mexico.

Reports from the Texas Department of Transportation indicate that a substantial portion of 170 is currently closed. High water levels are also pushing water up various tributaries to the Rio Grande River causing additional flooding concerns.

The National Weather Service says the flooding could continue for the next several days.