Breaking News
More () »

San Jacinto River rising, bridge closed for next day or two

The East Montgomery County Fire Department said the current projection of the river is now at 66 feet. Both directions of FM 1485 at the bridge will remain closed for possibly the next day or two.

HOUSTON — Drivers heading east on FM 1485 found themselves turning back around Saturday as soon as they could see the San Jacinto River in New Caney.

The swollen river has overrun its banks and several feet of water now covers the heavily traveled roadway.

On Saturday, some nearby residents came out to see the flooded river which has now become a common sight in recent years.

What remains of nearby trailer homes flooded again but neighbors say the residents who lived there all left after Hurricane Harvey and never returned.

The section of FM 1485 is expected to remain closed for the rest of the holiday weekend.

The Harris County Flood Control District issue the following advisory:

"The East Fork of the San Jacinto River flows south from San Jacinto County near Cleveland. This part of the river has crested and is falling and should return within its banks early Wednesday. Significant flooding continues along this stretch with several feet of water over FM 1485 west of the river and in the subdivisions downstream of FM 1485. Homes downstream of FM 1485 are cut off and non-elevated structures are severely flooded. Subdivisions south of FM 1485 are flooded with many feet of water."

Dipping Lane, Chinquapin Lane, Brookside Drive and the southern portion of Idlewild Road are impassable, according to officials.

A flood warning was issued Friday for residents living near the West Fork of the San Jacinto River after the Houston area received the most rain seen since Hurricane Harvey.

READ: San Jacinto River crests overnight; water receding

The river crested overnight with water beginning to recede, but some areas will remain flooded until Friday evening.

Minor residential flooding was reported near US-59 and the San Jacinto River.

Before You Leave, Check This Out