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Drivers are abandoning vehicles after flooding shuts down Houston highway


Texas transportation officials are warning drivers not to drive into flood waters after a damaging tropical storm left a major roadway submerged.

Highway 288 at the South Loop is currently closed in both directions due to high water brought about by Tropical Storm Beta.

According to ABC 13, at least three vehicles have become stuck on Highway 288 due to flood waters and some drivers are opting to abandon their vehicles.

Some high profile vehicles, like the semi truck in the video below, have been able to make it through the high waters on Highway 288.

HIGHWAY 288 FLOODED: Daylight is showing us how the freeway now looks more like a river. Drivers had to abandon their cars while an 18-wheeler was the only one that could get through. Still, we are urging everyone, no matter what vehicle you drive, to please stay off the roads. You don't want to get stuck in this. https://abc13.com/6498211/

Posted by ABC13 Houston on Tuesday, September 22, 2020

High water rescues are being performed by the Houston Fire Department.

The Houston Police Department issued a warning late Tuesday morning to drivers to avoid going onto area roadways if possible.

You can click here for the latest high water road closure information for Houston from the Texas Department of Transportation.


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