Houston Transtar reports high water spots in Houston area as storms continue to roll in

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Tuesday, March 22, 2022
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HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- As severe storms and flash flooding continue to be a threat across parts of southeast Texas, ABC13 has crews in and around the area keeping track of what Tuesday morning's commute could look like.

At about 7:28 a.m., Houston Transtar reported high water on the 610 West Loop southbound lane at Bissonnet Street.

Jeff Lindner, the director of Harris County Flood Control District, tracked heavy rain on Buttermilk Creek at Moorberry Lane near Spring Shadows. Drivers are advised that street flooding may be possible in that area.

In addition, heavy rain was reported at San Jacinto River at Lake Houston Parkway near Kingwood.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez tweeted the eastbound lanes of SH-99 and Champions Forest are closed. At about 7:25 a.m., only one lane remained open.

In the Sealy area, outbound on I-10, a few rain drops started to pick up at about 4:40 a.m. Luckily, not a lot of puddling or street flooding was reported, though drivers should still watch out for slick roads.

Just north of Hempstead on Highway 290, ABC13's Jeff Ehling reported heavy rainfall and even saw lightning strike.

A Flash Flood Watch was extended for parts of southeast Texas until 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Meteorologist Elita Loresca said though storms have slowed down, they are still moving steadily eastward. Light showers were tracked moving across central parts of Harris County.

Still some primary threats include a couple of strong tornadoes, winds up to 75 mph and ping pong-size hail.

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Regardless, crews with the Houston Police Department are prepared to deploy assets in the event high water rescues are necessary.

SEE RELATED: Tornado Watch for Houston until 8 a.m.