Part of downtown Gladewater is blocked due to a blown off roof covering part of a roadway. 

Gladewater Police Department posted about the blocked road around 11 a.m. today on Facebook. The roof blew off due to high winds in the area.  

“No one was reportedly injured during the collapse,” the post said. 

A wind advisory was issued for East Texas, including Gregg County, effective until 7 p.m. today. 

The National Weather Service forecasted high winds of 25 to 30 mph throughout the day with gusts as high as 45 mph across East Texas. 

Winds are expected to gust as high as 40 mph through tonight, slowing to 25 mph gusts Friday. Steady winds and gusts will continue into Saturday. 


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Courtney Stern is a public safety reporter covering a wide range of topics. She grew up in Baltimore and later earned a journalism degree from the University of Miami. Stern moved to East Texas from Iowa with her husband and two dogs, Pebbles and Bam Bam.