Heavy Rains Flood Houston Streets, Making Holiday Travel Difficult
Numerous streets became impassable including Interstate 10 in both directions at Washington Avenue and Westcott, KTRK reports. The roadway reopened eastbound lanes by Wednesday evening.
High water also blocked lanes of Highway 288 northbound at Southmore Boulevard, the West Loop northbound at Westpark Drive and Highway 288 northbound at 610 South Loop, among others.
Four cars now stuck on flooded Sage Road, right outside our window here in Houston. The water’s getting deeper and the rain is still coming down. pic.twitter.com/nVmNki2SQt— Charles Apple (@charlesapple) July 4, 2018
KTRK recommends checking out this list of roads that are most likely to flood in the area before heading out.
The heavy rainfall stranded drivers. Firefighters reportedly performed a high water rescue on Interstate 10. The city was also forced to cancel the July Fourth Freedom Over Texas festival.
A large sinkhole opened up in the Westchase area, damaging several cars, ABC 13 reports.
Intense rainfall rates of 2 to 4 inches per hour soaked the Houston metro area Wednesday morning, says weather.com meteorologist Chris Dolce.