Denton Fire Department Makes Several High Water Rescues Overnight Due To Heavy Rain

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By NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

The Denton Fire Department says crews responded to several high water rescues Tuesday evening as heavy rain moved through the area.

Denton Enterprise Airport received about five inches of rain from noon Tuesday through 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Denton police closed several roads and intersections with high water. University Drive was closed at Interstate 35 for about four hours Wednesday night. Still, people who live near the University of North Texas were posting pictures of cars trying to drive through the water. One man said his house was not flooded, but he heard sirens from fire trucks overnight.

"I could see that happening if people were trying to drive through something they shouldn't have," one man who lives near UNT said. "Personally, I'm not a big an of that unless you've got a super big truck with a snorkel on it.'

Another who works overnight says he had to take a different route home, and he saw other cars stuck in water. He says a friend had to push her car out of water when it stalled.

"It's just really terrible," he said. "This area is way too flooded, and if I go through it, I'm going to stall out, so I have to figure out where to go. This rain came out of nowhere. I didn't know it was going to rain this badly, but it's something we kind of needed. It's been hot out here."

Flash Flood Alert ⛈️ The heavy rain has turned City Hall into a raging river. This is a reminder to NOT drive through flooded areas. When in doubt, remember "turn around don't drown." For severe weather updates, sign up for CodeRED at https://t.co/h1E1SlPeWG. pic.twitter.com/YAaK8YzYe2

— City of Denton, TX (@cityofdentontx) September 1, 2020

No injuries had been reported through Wednesday morning, but the National Weather Service says additional rain expected Wednesday afternoon and evening could lead to additional flooding.