Deweyville students will return to classes on Tuesday, but school buses will not routes over the flooded streets in the areas of River Oaks, Ruliff, Indian Lake or Sheppard Settlement.
Deweyville ISD Superintendent Keith Jones said parents should not drive their students to school through flooded roads. If a student cannot make it to classes, parents should contact the appropriate campus to get homework assignments.
Even with the flooding in low-lying areas, the Sabine River is now not supposed to get to the serious flood level in Deweyville. No flooding is forecast for the river in Orange.
The river in Deweyville this afternoon is at 26.97 feet and is expected to crest at 27 feet tonight. The previous forecast was that it would reach 28 feet.
The National Weather Service predicts the Sabine in Deweyville will remain at 27 feet for the next three to four days.
On Sunday night, the Sabine River Authority lowered the 11 spillway gates at Toledo Bend Reservoir to three feet. They had been opened to four-feet wide early Thursday morning.
This afternoon, Toledo Bend is at 172.9 feet. It is considered full at 172 feet and spillway gates are required by federal rules to be opened at 172.5 feet. The lake crested at 173.56 feet on Friday.