PECOS COUNTY

UPDATE: FM 1053 Reopens after repair work

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UPDATED Sept. 12, 2018:

A stretch of FM 1053 between FM 1450 and FM 11 has reopened after being closed for several days due to cracks in and around the roadway.

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Motorists are asked to use FM 1450, Highway 18 and FM 11 as a detour around the closed section. Traffic going from I-20 to Fort Stockton can just use Highway 18.

According to TxDOT, subsidence triggered by Thursday's heavy rains was the cause.

The road was closed late Friday morning. TxDOT crews are on the scene.

Initially, the crews will fill holes in order to stabilize the roadway and prevent further water damage.

Once the area dries out, engineers will determine what steps to take to repair and reopen the road.

The road will remain closed at least into next week.

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