Westheimer Pkwy and Clay Rd reopen to traffic after weeks underwater

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Two roads that were flooded during the Tax Day flood are back in operation.

On Tuesday, Harris County and City of Houston officials announced the opening of Westheimer Parkway through Barker Reservoir (from FM 1093 to South Fry Road), and Clay Road through the Addicks Reservoir (from State Highway 6 to Brittmore Drive). The move is expected to bring some relief to heavy traffic conditions caused by those closures.

The sections of those roadways that run through the stormwater detention reservoirs have been impassable due to high water for about three weeks, after torrential rainfall April 17-18 flooded west and northwest Harris County and filled the two reservoirs to record pool levels.