HOUSTON - Going into Labor Day Weekend, most major roads in Houston have re-opened and are not experiencing flooding.
As of Thursday night, the southbound lanes of the Eastex Freeway at the San Jacinto River reopened with northbound lanes to reopen soon, TxDOT says.
One major roadway still closed is the main route to Beaumont and Louisiana. I-10 East is blocked with several high water spots east of Houston. Even those areas where the water has receded, heading to Winnie, I-10 remains closed for debris removal.
Here are some of the other major highways in and around the city that are still experiencing at least partial flooding, debris or damage and should be avoided:
- I-10 East Freeway in both directions all mainlanes are blocked between Channelview & Lynchburg
- I-69/Southwest Freeway at the Brazos River - 2 northbound lanes blocked & u-turn blocked in both directions
- Beltway 8 West/Sam Houston Tollway at Briar Forest
- Beltway 8/Sam Houston Tollway from Blackhawk to Mykawa on the service road of Loop 8 Eastbound
- Highway 6 both directions from Clay Road to I-10 and Memorial Drive to Richmond Avenue
- Highway 90 Eastbound from Pitts Road to Cunningham Creek Boulevard, all traffic diverted to Westbound lane
- Highway 90 from FM 2100 to FM 1413 due to chemical plant emergency
- The Katy Freeway frontage road in both directions still has high water at Eldridge
Outside the city there continue to be a number of waterlogged roads around Beaumont and in the Sugar Land area. It's a good idea to be cautious and plan ahead when returning to the roads.
Here is the latest list of the high water spots on Houston-area highways and freeways due to heavy rain from Harvey:
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