Cleaning up after flooding across Houston early Tuesday

KHOU 11 Team Coverage at noon on Aug 8, 2017

HOUSTON -- It was a messy commute for many drivers who woke up to flooded roads early Tuesday.

Businesses and homes near West Mt. Houston Rd. in north Houston are dealing with the aftermath.

From tire shops to convenience stores, businesses were flooded due to the heavy rain, including a neighborhood between Beaver Bend Rd. and Sweetwater Lane. Washed out cars lined the flooded streets, which looked more like a small river.

Watch: Man in monster truck helps stuck driver

Several homeowners were stranded on their front porches because the water came close to flooding their houses.

High water caused by a bayou overflowing also led to a bridge being washed over, slowing down, and congesting traffic for several hours.

As of 8:55 a.m. most of the heavy rain moved out of the Houston area, but KHOU 11 Meteorologist Chita Craft warns more rain is on the way. There's a 40 percent rain chance on Wednesday, mainly in the morning hours.

A Flash Flood Watch continues for the Houston area until at least Wednesday afternoon.

The City of Houston reports there were 22 water rescues by 6:30 a.m. Harris County reported there were nine water rescues in the county. There were numerous cars flooded in west and northwest Harris County, but so far there are no reports of serious injuries.

Viewer photos: Heavy rain, flooding around Houston on August 8, 2017

Air 11 flew over several communities, but at this time there does not appear to be widespread flooding beyond the roadways.

The greatest areas of concern were between Katy and Jersey Village where some gauges reported 8" of rain in less than 24 hours.

LIST: High water locations, closed highways

READ: City of Houston statement on flooding, road conditions

The City of Houston released a statement Tuesday morning saying that they are responding to flooding and that city services are on a normal schedule.

WATCH: Flooding along Bear Creek due to heavy rain

KHOU reporter Brandi Smith gave viewers a live look at the flooding at West Bellfort in SW Houston as the sun was coming up.

Smith also captured a car accident on air in the middle of street flooding.

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