Big Country TxDOT crews sending support to south Texas for Hurricane Harvey

BROWNWOOD, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - Texas Department of Transportation crews from the Big Country are sending support as south Texas prepares for the impact of Hurricane Harvey.

17 crew members from the Brownwood District have already headed down to Bryan, Texas, to join TxDOT forces from across Texas. Crews from Abilene are also deploying to send support as well. 

A press release from the Brownwood District states that their crews, "will primarily assist with debris removal from roadways, and have taken a fleet of heavy equipment including dump trucks, front end loaders and other specialized machinery. Other Brownwood District crew members will assist with traffic signal and sign repair, two-way radio communications, and response logistics."

"Crew members from Taylor, Mitchell, Nolan, Jones and Haskell Counties, along with the Special Jobs, radio and signal crews, left for the staging facility in San Antonio this afternoon in a convoy consisting of front end loaders, dump trucks, sign trucks, and other equipment necessary for cleanup after the storm. Once the storm passes, these crews will be dispatched along US 281 from Three Rivers to Falfurrias to aid in cleanup, debris removal, traffic signal and sign repair, radio communications and other jobs as needed," according to a press release from Abilene's TxDOT organization. 

TxDOT crews will remain in south Texas to offer assistance as Harvey continues to make landfall through the weekend. 


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