(9:19 p.m.) - The water level in the Trinity River continues to rise slowly and is just more than 34 feet at the Rosser gauge.

The level there is expected to reach 37 feet at about 7 a.m. Friday, June 29. The NOAA forecast still calls for the river to crest at close to 38 feet Friday evening.

The levee was breached in 1990 when the water level reached 37.9 feet. The American Red Cross is on standby to provide shelter to any who need it at First United Methodist Church, located at 300 N. Sherman in Ennis.

NOAA forecasts are adjusted frequently in response to changes in the weather, and county officials are urging residents to monitor weather reports as well.

"In an emergency, call 911," a spokesman said. "For other assistance, call the sheriff’s dispatcher at (972) 937-6060 or your local police or fire department."

As of Thursday evening, road closures in Ellis County included:

Precinct 1

Neck Rd Closed until Monday due to road damage from flooding

Precinct 2

Spence Road

Walker Creek Road

Pigg Road


Armstrong Road south of Davis by county line

Sandswitch Road

Precinct 3

3800 blk Ovilla Road water over the road from overflowing ditches











Weakley Branch

Bee Creek Road

Old Maypearl Road

Madison Wilson Road

Low Water Road

Brigman Road

Wiggins Road

Bell Branch

Precinct 4

Ray White

Westmoreland at Hosford Ovilla

Texas Department of Transportation

FM 660 at Red Oak Creek

FM 66 at Maypearl

FM 876 at the far end near Chambers Creek