Heavy rain causes some flooding in North Texas

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Another round of heavy rain hit parts of North Texas Wednesday morning and brought some flash flooding.

The storms were not severe, but they dropped several inches of rain on the Fort Worth area. First responders were forced to close several roadways because of high water.

At the height of the storm, Fort Worth Emergency Management reported about a dozen road closures because of weather.

Police say all of those roads have since opened back up.

Fort Worth fire officials say they responded to 48 weather-related calls over a four-hour period, including a number of water rescues. There were no reported injuries.

East Berry St., near TCU's campus, was also closed after a car got stuck. Another car got stuck on the Interstate 35W service road just past the Rosedale exit.

“I was just coming through, I thought could risk it,” Allison Stanley said.

Stanley was on her way to work Wednesday morning when she drove up to a road covered in water near I-35W and Rosedale.

“Other cars were going around me and I saw other cars doing it, so I took the risk. I’m trying to go to work, you know. And my car just started to sputter and turned off,” Stanley added.

Fort Worth firefighters were able to help her get out, and she wasn't the only one who got stuck.

"We’ve had well over 30 high water investigations here in the south side of Fort Worth," said Mike Drivdahl, with the Fort Worth Fire Department.

Fort Worth firefighters also helped a woman out of a car in high water on Cleburne Rd., and rescued two people from high water under a bridge near I-35 and I-20.

Even after the rain moved out, overflowing water overwhelmed sewers on University, near Rosedale, shutting down lanes of traffic.

In Keller, firefighters responded to a house fire on Crestwood Trail, just before 4:45 a.m. Fire officials say it was likely caused by a lightning strike that was so loud it woke neighbors.

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“It was really close, we didn’t know how close,” neighbor Carly Abraham said. “We all got calmed down, everybody tried to go back to their bed, and we started seeing blue and red lights, and thought, ‘Hmm. That’s interesting.’ Sure enough, their house was on fire so we started getting dressed, trying to come out and see if we could help.”

A woman and her two kids got out safely with no injuries, but one of their cats did not make it out.

“We did have a small incident with some firefighters getting trapped or lost, don’t have many details on that. They were quickly rescued out, they’re fine,” Keller Fire Department Deputy Fire Chief Shane Gainer said.

North Richland Hills firefighters also responded to a house fire caused by lightning. The home was empty and no one was injured when the lightning struck a home on Mike Dr. at 5:30 a.m.