New flood gates go up in southeast Houston

City hopes to prevent drivers from going through high water


HOUSTON – Brand new flood gates are set to be installed at underpasses in southwest Houston that frequently see high water during heavy rainfall.  This comes just after disastrous rain and flooding hit the Houston area.

The gates will be installed around Interstate 610, Highway 59 and Westpark, where three people recently died.

The city said those barriers are similar to cattle gates, which would prevent drivers from going around the gates and into high water.