Flooding continues to be an issue in North Texas

- Flooding continues to be a problem in many areas around North Texas because of the heavy rain.

A swift water rescue team pulled at least two people from high water in northwest Dallas Wednesday morning. They used an inflatable boat to rescue a woman from an van and a man from the top of his vehicle near California Crossing and Wildwood Drive. It's an area prone to flooding.

In south Dallas, police closed Elsie Faye Heggins Street in both directions at Junction Street Wednesday morning because high water covered the roadway there.

A mudslide closed the frontage road on Stemmons Freeway near the American Airlines Center in Dallas. Only one lane of traffic can get by on the southbound side now and officials said it may be Wednesday night or Thursday before all lanes reopen.

School at Vega Elementary in McKinney was canceled Wednesday because a transformer was damaged during overnight storms. Thursday is the last day of school for students in the district.

Some folks in south Garland found themselves stuck on flooded roads Tuesday night. Police and firefighters had to help several drivers who were stuck in high water.

“We ran over there and she gave me her stuff and I handed it to my brother. And I had to like carry her out of my window and then she got out and it was past her, maybe up to her window,” said Adreana Ciaruffoli, who lives in the area.

There were more than 100 calls for service in Hood County after Tuesday’s heavy downpour. One area hit hard was an apartment complex in Granbury.

“About 10 after 2 p.m. we started getting a lot of rain and about 8 minutes later it started flooding. We have 72 units and all the downstairs units but eight are completely flooded,” said Brent Merriman, the maintenance supervisor for the complex.

There is now an American Red Cross shelter in Granbury offering people a temporary place to stay.

Many roads in rural Johnson County, south of Fort Worth, were also closed because of flooding. Some people who ignored warning signs about high water got stranded and had to be rescued.

So far no injuries have been reported in this latest round of flooding in North Texas.

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