Flooding causes messy commute for North Texas drivers

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Torrential downpours Tuesday afternoon prompted a Flash Flood Warning for parts of Dallas, Denton and Collin counties.

The warning expired Tuesday night at 9 p.m., but the traffic problems continued past that.


The torrential rain left for a messy commute with traffic congestion and several roads closed off due to high water.

Three lanes of traffic on Loop 12 were shut down due to high water near the Highway 183 intersection. This closure began around 6 p.m., but they reopened by Tuesday night.

Dallas Fire Engine 31 near Garland Road and Buckner Boulevard reported cars stalled in the area because of flooding and requested barricades to temporarily block roadways.

The city of Dallas reported several flooded roadway closures, including West Lawther at Northwest Highway, and Inwood and Park.

The water in White Rock Creek in north Dallas became dangerously close to spilling over onto the roadways. It caused the closure of the LBJ Service Road near Park Central as a precautionary measure.

Police responded to at least a dozen high water rescues, pulling people from stalled cars in standing water.

One woman was rescued from the hood of her car after she got stuck in high water.

Officials warn drivers to never attempt to cross over flooded roads.

Check the FOX 4 FastLane for the latest traffic conditions.

Rain is in the forecast for North Texas until Saturday with some areas seeing up to four inches now through the weekend.