Hwy 288 reopens after Beta turns it into lake

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Highway 288 reopens after massive flooding
What a difference several hours and less rain makes! This is Highway 288 after flooding.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The northbound and southbound lanes of Highway 288 reopened Wednesday morning after taking on massive flooding due to Tropical Depression Beta.

Before reopening, Crews were seen in the southbound lanes at Holcombe clearing debris from the road.

The highway was blocked in both directions at Holly Hall beginning at just before sunrise Tuesday. Hours later, things didn't improve.

ABC13's Charly Edsitty was live on the scene when Houston Fire's High Water Rescue arrived early Tuesday. She reported seeing at least three vehicles stuck in high waters.

WATCH: HPD rescues driver stranded on Highway 288 for hours

Here comes the HPD high water vehicle! Watch as it rescued a driver stuck on the freeway for hours in rain that refuses to let up.

When officials initially closed the freeway, traffic was diverted from the area onto the side streets. For the remainder of the day, officers blocked ramps leading to Hwy 288.

WATCH: SkyDrone 13 video shows flooding on Highway 288

The view from SkyDrone 13 video shows the flooding on Highway 288 after Tropical Storm Beta made landfall late Monday.

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