One driver told ABC13 he was coming from the hospital Thursday night when he got stuck in the storm.
"I would plead to everybody, if you know there's high water coming up where you are, just stop. That's all I did. I stopped on the freeway. I mean, there's nothing you can do. Just hope and pray," driver Maurice said.
A lot of the water came from nearby Halls Bayou.
A dad and his sons also had to spend the night inside their truck at the gas station after the water started rising around 9:30 p.m.
At one point, some drivers started going the wrong way on the I-45 feeder just to get through the flood.
More rain is expected through Saturday.
Soooo..... this driver just left her car running and walked away. Not sure where she went. Hope she’s okay. It’s a mess out here. W Mount Houston & I45N. #abc13 https://t.co/AFQEbwZOen pic.twitter.com/w0rfx3ZlZS— Courtney Fischer (@CourtneyABC13) May 10, 2019
Driver slept in their cars at gas stations on the corner of W Mount Houston & I-45N. Water flooded the intersection so fast, several tell me they couldn’t get home. Had to park on higher ground and got trapped for the night. #abc13 https://t.co/rGzkYZqY8l pic.twitter.com/AagOOFgnLu— Courtney Fischer (@CourtneyABC13) May 10, 2019
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