Street flooding causes problems around Dallas

Street flooding was one of the biggest issues felt in Dallas during weekend storms. Several roads all over the city had to be blocked off and some drivers found themselves trapped in high water.

At City Hall, thousands braved the rain and stormy weather for the Dallas Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

"It really turned out great today. We had a great showing a lot of support came out a lot of walkers. It was just really good energy,” said walker Amber Bagwell

Mother Nature had good energy too, with a very long line of storms dumping record rainfall across the metroplex. In Old East Dallas, the storm drains filled up so quickly a man hole cover popped off at Lafayette Street and North Carroll Avenue, forcing Dallas Police to shut down the road.

It was a similar sight northeast of White Rock Lake. Dallas Police had to shut down a portion of Buckner Boulevard because of high water and debris crossing the roadway, and nearby soccer fields along Buckner quickly flooded up several rungs on the bleachers.

Near Northwest Highway and I-35, the water came up so fast Patrick Groenewold found himself stalled in the middle of the road.

"As soon as we got into it the engine died and water came up inside the car,” he said.

Shortly after, police shut down the road to keep others from the same fate.

The roar of White Rock Creek Spillway lured a lot of people like Chris Machart to the shoreline. 

"Usually when we get heavy rains we come out.  A week or so, it was about the same, I think.   It's pretty high,” he said.

"It's wild!” said John Wyne, “and it's just getting started from what I hear.  Tomorrow's going to be worse, then Monday and Tuesday as well.”