SUGAR LAND, Texas (FOX 26) - Officials in Sugar Land said all the roads in the city are impassable.
They say the city has been drenched with more than seven inches of rain within a four-hour timespan.
Residents are being asked to seek high ground and stay off the roadways.
We've over 7 inches of rain during the past four hours. All major roadways impassable. Seek high ground and avoid driving if possible. More rain is expected. Please report any incidents of house flooding in Sugar Land at https://t.co/Dbj5yxbzRz.— City of Sugar Land (@SugarLandtxgov) May 8, 2019
Officials say more rain is expected in the area.
Further north, Kingwood and the surrounding areas are experiencing high waters, after getting hit with at least four inches of rain in under an hour.
Several schools have also announced that they're being closed on Wednesday due to the severe weather. Some students are still sheltering in place at their campuses as of Tuesday night.
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County Judge KP George announced that all tolls will be waived on Fort Bend Parkway, West Toll Road, and Grand Parkway in Fort Bend County due to severe weather.
Officials are asking drivers to use these routes if they are clear, instead of flooded roadways.
“Go home to high ground and do not drive,” Judge George says.
All tolls waived on Fort Bend Parkway, Westpark Toll Road, and Grand Parkway in Fort Bend County. Use these routes if they're clear instead of flooded roads. Go home to high ground and do not drive.— County Judge KP George (@_kpgeorge) May 8, 2019