3 Harris Co. Flood Control District employees will be 'OK' after striking underwater obstruction

Three Harris County Flood Control District employees will be ‘OK’ after hitting an underwater obstruction on Tuesday, according to Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo. 

Hidalgo said the incident occurred on Buffalo Bayou in Katy in west Houston near Katy Freeway at N. Eldridge Parkway.

Hidalgo said the employees struck an underwater obstruction during a routine maintenance operation. 

SkyFOX captured numerous fire trucks that were used to block traffic as firefighters worked to save the employees. 

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One person was airlifted to the hospital by LifeFlight. Three other civilians are being evaluated at the scene.

No word yet on the condition of the person who was airlifted.