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Heavy rain floods roads in Dickinson

DICKINSON, Texas – Heavy rain Tuesday morning along the Southeast Texas coast led to flooded roads in Galveston County, prompting officials to cancel classes for some students.

What seemed like nearly nonstop rain in the coastal county created a very sloppy morning commute for most.

The section of Hughes Road in front of Hughes Road Elementary School in Dickinson was a nuisance for drivers Tuesday morning.

Water filled ditches in front of the school and came up over the roads. Cars were able to get in and out during the morning student drop-off.

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Water was also flowing down Tanglebriar Drive right across from the school. Neighbors said water did not get into their homes, but they were not happy to see all of the water when they came out of their homes Tuesday morning.

Water rushed into this Dickinson neighborhood as the flash flood warnings popped up early Tuesday morning. Some areas got up to 6 inches of rain overnight. The flash flooding did not stop kids from getting to school at Hughes Road Elementary, as class is in session despite the severe weather.

The heavy rains caused drivers to lose control on the freeways. The KPRC2 StormTracker dash camera caught a driver skidding out, losing control, swerving not to hit us. A section of the I-45 feeder road at FM 1765 was shut down because of flooded roadways.

Cars stalled on the side of the road for several hours. Others drivers tried to make it through the high water.

"It don't look like they should be driving through it," Anthony Johnson said.

"When you don't have the culverts underneath the bayou it comes up, it comes over and it's trying to get to the bayou," Louis Decker said.


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