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.
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.
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.”
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