HOUSTON (FOX 26) - Due to the threat of flooding, a voluntary evacuation was put into effect for residents living in the Northwood Pines neighborhood in Spring. 350 homes and an apartment complex are likely to be affected once the flood waters from Spring Creek reach the neighborhood.
When residents in Spring were making their Memorial Day weekend plans, it did not involve evacuating from their homes, but that's exactly how many will spend the holiday. FOX 26 News captured images of many residents as they were packing up their stuff and leaving. But with all the road closures and detours, it seemed impossible to get out of the area. The Texas Department of Transportation has closed State Highway 99 in both directions between Interstate 45 and U.S. Highway 59 until further notice.