DALLAS - Several high-water rescues were reported throughout the morning as flooding stalled vehicles across North Texas.
The frontage roads off Interstate 635 at Park Central were closed off in both eastbound and westbound directions due to flooding. Water was so high, the ground could not be seen at Anderson Bonner Park and the White Rock Creek and Trail were completely under water in Dallas.
Earlier in the morning, a driver attempted to drive her Chevy Tahoe under I-635 on Park Central and the vehicle stalled. She was rescued from the vehicle, which was abandoned with water eventually nearly covering its top.
In Haltom City, a swift water rescue was reported in the 5900 block of Midway Road at the underpass of Highway 121 heading out of downtown Fort Worth. Three vehicles became stuck, with two of the drivers able to wade back to safety. The third driver was rescued on a swift water boat and checked for hypothermia.
He was in the cold water for 30 or 40 minutes, said Fred Napp, with the Haltom City Fire Department. When the water is 50 degrees, hypothermia can set in pretty quickly.
Haltom City officials said the Midway Road rescue was their second of the day near Big Fossil Creek.
At least five cars stalled out at Trinity Boulevard between Precinct Line Road and Norwood Drive inFort Worth. Water was reported to be knee-deep and the vehicles remained stuck for hours before crews began work to move them off the road.
Earlier this morning, a woman's car was swept away at Cromwell Marine Creek Road inFort Worth.The womanwalked to a nearby house for help around 3 a.m. Her car became trapped in barbed wire, allowing her to escape,but it was eventually washed about 200 feet down the creek. While barricades are in place to prevent others from trying to cross, driver after driver could be seen attempting to cross the high water.
In northwest Dallas, flooding hit Northwest Highway and Webb Chapel Road. Highway 360 at Abrams Road was also a trouble spot.
The Venus Independent School District in Johnson County was closed for the day due to high waters making it difficult for drivers to get to the school.
Drivers were advised not to attempt to drive through standing and rising water.
Anyone who moves, tampers or drives around a barricade can face up to $2,000 in fines and up to two years in jail.
WFAA's Jamie Tobias, Shon Gables and Casey Norton and WFAA.com's Marjorie Owens contributed to this report