GRAPEVINE (CBSDFW.COM) – Good news for North Texas drivers this Thursday! All of the southbound lanes of FM 2499 in Grapevine and Flower Mound are now open.READ MORE: Governor Abbott Proposes Parental Bill of Rights As Part of Re-Election Campaign
Most of the floodwater from Lake Grapevine has receded. It was Denton Creek that overflowed and put a portion of the highway underwater, after a floodwater release at Lake Grapevine.
There is still a bit of work to be done on the highway so, at 9 a.m. SB FM 2499 will be reduced to one lane, from Riverwalk Drive to Denton Creek, for repairs. During that time motorists should expect delays.READ MORE: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Refuses To Hand Over January 6 Records
All of the northbound lanes reopened Wednesday night.
For nearly a week commuters in commuters in Coppell, Flower Mound, Grapevine and Highland Village weaved through side streets trying to get to points west.
On Wednesday, Texas Department of Transportation officials explained that water levels had dropped significantly over the last 24 hours. Spokesperson Michael Peters was one of the first to share the good news, saying, “We inspected the roadway and found no damage. We cleared the debris and we inspected the bridge, so that we can allow traffic to resume.”MORE NEWS: Dallas ISD: A Lot Involved In Keeping Doors Open During COVID-19 Surge
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