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Latest on flooding: No longer threat of Texas dam breaking

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Latest on flooding: No longer threat of Texas dam breaking

By The Associated Press

10:45 a.m.

Police say the threat of a dam southwest of Dallas breaking has passed.

Midlothian police Capt. John Spann said late Wednesday morning that water was still coming over the earthen dam at Padera Lake, near Midlothian, but that the volume had decreased. The area has experienced days of heavy rain.

Emergency personnel planned to shut down Highway 287 if the dam broke, because it could have flooded with a couple feet of water. About a dozen homes in the mostly rural area were threatened as well.

Midlothian is some 25 miles southwest of Dallas.

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