Damage has been reported in San Augustine county after a tornado occurred in this area late Wednesday night.
Per a local storm report sent in by the public, a tornado was reported at 11:20 PM with damage at HWY 21 & HWY 96, just west of downtown San Augustine.
At the peak of this warning, the National Weather Service confirmed a radar indicated tornado with confirmed reports from the San Augustine County Sheriff’s office of trees and power lines down. The NWS then upgraded it’s warning from a radar indicated to an observed tornado as it exited San Augustine & Shelby counties moving into Sabine Parish.
TxDot Lufkin also advises people to stay clear of this area.
ALERT: Motorists are advised to avoid damaged areas in and near San Augustine after a possible tornado has damaged buildings and left trees and debris across several roadways. Updates will follow with a list of roads that are closed. pic.twitter.com/ADZNpisIBO — TxDOT Lufkin (@TxDOTLufkin) April 25, 2019
Here are the latest road closures. Follow TxDot Lufkin here for more updates.
ALERT: Roads currently closed in San Augustine due to debris include: SH 21, SH 147 North, FM 363, FM 2213 and FM 1277. Choose alternate routes. pic.twitter.com/D3DOWlcZPY — TxDOT Lufkin (@TxDOTLufkin) April 25, 2019
KETK has multiple crews in route to San Augustine, and will provide updates on KETK Today starting at 5 AM.