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Cold temperatures moved in for the beginning of our "Black Friday". Mid 30's were felt in some areas. A few clouds will move in for this evening. Warmer temps over the weekend. Rain chances won't return until Monday at 30%.
Street flooding reporting across Southeast Texas
SOUTHEAST TEXAS - A Flash Flood Warning is in effect in Southeast Texas until 9:15 a.m. with a Flash Flood Watch in effect until this evening with street flooding reported across the region and many roads and highways impassable Friday morning.
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More than 6 inches of rain has fallen in Groves, more than 5 inches in Vidor, 5 inches in Port Neches, nearly 5 inches in Beaumont and several inches in other locations. People in Vidor are reporting house flooding.
Capt. Troy Irvine with PAFD says you should avoid traveling in the city. All major underpasses are flooded or impassable on Highway 69. He also says the city has turned on the water pumps and TxDOT is placing barricades at locations. They hope by mid-morning to make roads passable again.
Beaumont Police and officers in other communities advise people to stay home unless absolutely necessary. Drivers are stranded in several locations because of high water, primarily in underpasses.
The Eastex Freeway service road near Classic Chevrolet had flooded but the service road along the freeway is now passable. Cardinal Drive remains flooded as of 11 a.m. Parts of Gladys, 11th Street, Washington Boulevard and other locations flooded earlier Friday.
Lamar University in Beaumont is closed because of the weather and Beaumont Municipal Transit and Port Arthur Municipal Transit aren't operating because of flooded streets. Nutrition and Services for Seniors also isn't operating.