Part of Texas State Highway 6 Washed Away North of Cisco
This week's heavy rains across Texas have caused major damage to part of one of the oldest, and longest, highways in the state.
On Thursday afternoon, a section of SH 6 washed away after high water from Lake Cisco washed over the Cisco Dam. The rushing water destroyed the bridge over Sandy Creek, which is located 4 miles north of Cisco.
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, motorists will prevented from using SH 6 between Cisco and Albany because the bridge that was destroyed was the only SH 6 crossing over Sandy Creek.
Until a new bridge can be constructed for the section of SH 6 over Sandy Creek, the following detours will need to be used:
Driving from Cisco to Albany, approaching from the east: North on US 183 from Cisco to Breckenridge (26 miles), then West on US 180 from Breckenridge to Albany (25 miles).
Driving from Cisco to Albany, approaching from the south: Drive West on Interstate 20 from Cisco to Baird (25 miles), then drive north on US 283 from Baird to Albany (26 miles).
SH 6 is 476 miles long, running from the Texas-Oklahoma border on the Red River, near Quanah, going southeast, eventually passing through Waco and then continuing to the suburbs of Houston.