There is good news for those who use FM 2499 in Grapevine and Flower Mound — there could soon be a shorter commute for tens of thousands of drivers.
It wasn’t even a month ago that parts of Fort Worth were soaked with several inches of rain. Now, especially with heavy rains in the forecast, many previously flooded residents are asking what’s being done to prevent another damaging washout?
Business owners and drivers worry about another round of heavy rain in the cultural district of Fort Worth. One couple posted a video on YouTube showing them attempting to help stranded drivers by wading through waist-high water.
Heavy rain and floods took dozens of North Texas drivers by surprise — leading to more than 40 high-water rescues in Fort Worth. In the course of a few hours, firefighters responded to more than 200 calls for help.
Thunderstorms are dumping what CBS 11 Storm Team Meteorologists say could eventually be inches of rain across North Texas. Heavy rain, lightning and wind gusts of up to 50 mph are flooding streets and blowing debris about.
They have had to go swimming to save livestock, seen homes sit on islands, and watched roads turn into rivers. Now residents on Fort Worth’s east side are joining together to try to find a solution to flooding they’ve all fought on their own.
It is a project intended to alleviate flooding on a notoriously flood prone Fort Worth road. Ironically, weekend rains and construction caused a portion of Trinity Boulevard behind Bell Helicopter to collapse.
Heavy rains overnight Thursday into Friday played havoc with drivers along the LBJ Freeway in North Dallas. Standing water near Marsh Lane forced drivers into just one lane because of debris clogging the drains at some concrete barriers.
A water main break in Dallas released enough water to stop traffic and close one street for at least a day.
The calls for help started coming in early Wednesday morning. Several drivers called in to say they were stranded along Fort Worth’s Trinity Blvd. near Precinct Line Road.