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Rain Pounds Houston Area; Causes Flooding, Power Outages

CICELY MITCHELL, CBS Houston
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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) Severe weather made its way through Houston in the overnight hours of Friday.

Heavy rains pounded pavement and streets causing many to wake up to thunder and the sound of rain.

Many in the Houston area also woke up to no power as well as flooded streets.

In fact, as of 4:45 a.m. Friday, CenterPoint Energy reported nearly 4,000 customers were without power. Entergy stated that approximately 8,000 customers had no power. Crews began working quickly to restore power to customers who lost it as a result of the storms.

Friday morning commutes during the rush hours were expected to be tumultuous as many motorists prepared to deal with slick roads and flooded streets. Reports of high water all around town came into authorities.

A major traffic alert was sent out indicating that I-10 west between I-45 and Houston Avenue was the site of an 18-wheeler that had wrecked. A fuel spill was reported there and a HazMat team was called in.

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