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High water closes part of US 59 (Photo)

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While much of the damage, power outages and high-water evacuations occurred south of Polk County, the heavy rains that swept through the region last week caused local creeks and rivers to rise. A number of local highways and county roads had to be shut down temporarily until the water receded. U.S. 59 near Shepherd was closed in both directions for a time with traffic being detoured to the east to Texas 146.