Highway 287 closed in Wise County due to high water

Multiple law enforcement and fire personnel have closed all northbound and southbound lanes of Highway 287 near Decatur due to high water.

Emergency responders are on the scene of two crashes, one involving an overturned vehicle and another involving an 18 wheeler. No major injuries in either crash.

Officials report 12-18 inches of water over the roadway.

Water is “moving swiftly” over the highway, according to scanner reports from those on the scene. It is best to avoid Highway 287 in this area for a while.