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Family Rescued After Bridge Collapse In North Texas

Jun 22, 2015

The Paris district, Texas, TxDot twitter feed ran updates on the bridge collapse.
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DALLAS — Rains that swept through North Texas has caused flooding that closed some roads, seeped into some homes and caused the collapse of a rural bridge under a truck carrying a family.

Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Kyle Bradford said that about 2:30 p.m. Sunday, the South Sulphur River collapsed as a truck carrying a family was crossing. A Good Samaritan threw the family a rope, and they managed to climb back up the road. Bradford says no one was injured.

National Weather Service meteorologist Ted Ryan told The Associated Press that 3 to 6 inches of rain fell across the already-saturated area Sunday.

Bradford also said high-water-rescues were reported in Caddo Mills in Hunt County.

According to a Collin County official, in addition to road closures there, water had seeped into some homes in the small town of Josephine.