Precipitation in Erath County Wednesday night was sporadic, but a few areas had enough heavy rainfall to do damage on some county roads.
Rain washed away part of the dirt road in two locations on County Road 218, south of S.H. 220, that had to be repaired.
“The one on 218 was a pretty good washout,” Precinct 3 Commissioner Joe Brown said. “It just hit a few spots.”
Brown said that some areas of the county, such as Bluff Dale, got little or no rain. One location in Stephenville reportedly received 1.5 inches since Monday.
Brown indicated that County Judge Tab Thompson is considering lifting the burn ban that is currently in place.
He said the weather forecast predicts that the area has an 80 percent chance of rain, which could make the lifting of the burn ban even more likely. Brown said Monday that county workers were finishing up repairs on CR 218 using about 15 yards of caliche material.
Also, two trees had fallen and had to be removed, Brown said, one on County Road 148 and the other on County Road 226. He said that wind gusts may have been partly to blame, but noted that heavy rain was more likely the primary cause.