Storms cause havoc for drivers

October 2, 2009 8:30:45 AM PDT
It was a messy commute for many on the roadways early this morning as thunderstorms rolled through the Houston area.[GOT PICS?: Send in your weather photos or video]

[PHOTOS: Drivers caught in high water]

The storms quickly moved through the area and headed southeast of Houston. There was high water spotted across the viewing area.

One of the areas hit by flood waters was Westpark at the Southwest Freeway. A couple of drivers were able to squeeze through the high water, but others had to get a push to higher ground.

"I couldn't believe it and I went to park at the gas station just down here and I just noticed that it was really high. The water went over my knees," said driver Byron Herrera. "It's a really hard situation for us."

The water has since drained in that area.

Drivers also came across high water on the Southwest Freeway at Beechnut early this morning. It appeared several lanes were impassable at one point.

The Houston airport system was reporting no delays due to the strong storm. CenterPoint says at one point during the storm, 7,000 customers were without power.

We're expecting more rain this weekend. Check MegaDoppler 13, a long-range forecast for your community and our interactive street level radar.

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