Beaumont Police report major flooding throughout city

Beaumont Police report major flooding throughout city

The Beaumont Police Department reports major flooding throughout the city this morning, July 18.

Warning from BPD:

Due to heavy rains, motorists will encounter numerous obstacles and hazards while driving today in the city of Beaumont.

All underpasses within the city of Beaumont have standing water making them not passable. Specifically the following:

11th @ Hollywood

4th @ Cedar

Irving at Washington

All underpasses along M.L.K.

All downtown underpasses

Many streets, including major thoroughfares, throughout the city are not passable due to flooding.

Specifically the following:

All service roads along Eastex Freeway

All service roads along I-10

Phelan Blvd.

Dowlen Road.

Calder Street.

Parts of College Street

11th Street

4th Street 

We have responded to rescue several motorists who were stranded in high water. We were able to rescue several motorists who were trapped in their vehicles in high water at the College and M.L.K. underpass, the M.L.K. @ Pennsylvania underpass, and the intersection of 11th @ Washington Street. 

If possible, avoid driving while these conditions continue. Avoid any low-lying areas and underpasses. Intersections will be extremely problematic and prone to flooding as long as the rain continues. 

DO NOT DRIVE INTO STANDING WATER, ESPECIALLY IN LOW LYING AREAS, AS YOUR VEHICLE MAY STALL AND LEAVE YOU TRAPPED IN FLOOD WATER.

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