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.