Wednesday and Thursday are Weather Aware days due to the potential for locally heavy rainfall. Beware of flooded road-ways and never drive around barricades or into water more than six inches deep. High rainfall rates may reduce visibility and also increase the risk of hydroplaning. Turn around, don’t drown! Isolated strong thunderstorms may develop late Wednesday afternoon, but widespread severe weather does not appear to be likely at this time.
7-21-05 – A Sherman man had to be taken to the hospital by medical helicopter after he drove his car off a bridge on Mayes Road in Grayson County - Thursday morning.
Residents, living near the site of the wreck, heard the crash and called 911.
The driver, 37-year-old Paul Porter, was partially ejected through the windshield with the car resting on top of him. Firefighters freed the man within minutes, he was still conscious when he was flown to the hospital.
Authorities say the driver admitted to drinking alcohol before the accident. Porter was not wearing a seatbelt.