- Associated Press - Friday, May 8, 2015

MARSHALL, Texas (AP) - Flooding has been reported in far East Texas after storms dumped nearly 6 inches of rain that swamped some streets and highways.

The National Weather Service says Marshall, about 140 miles east of Dallas, received more than 2.5 inches of rain by Friday. Nearby Hallsville had 5.8 inches of rain in a 24-hour period.

Marshall police Chief Jesus (HAY’-soos) “Eddie” Campa (KAHM’-puh) says nobody was hurt but 15 vehicles were caught in high water Friday, including a patrol car. The officer who was driving wasn’t hurt.

Several vehicles were abandoned at a flooded underpass in Marshall, with water up to the windshields. Campa says part of U.S. 59 flooded and was closed for several hours, reopening around midmorning Friday.

Showers are expected through the weekend in parts of East Texas.


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