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The Weather Outside Is Frightful (with Photos)

It's no time to be on the road
It's no time to be on the road

You wanted rain, you're getting it.

You're also getting a reported tornado touchdown in Fort Bend County and flooded service roads and intersections.

Power is out in some areas of the city; others have lost internet service.

Reports coming in from TxDOT and various tweeters indicated impassable conditions at such locations as Beltway 8 and Memorial Drive, Beltway 8 and the Katy, the service roads near the Westpark Tollway and 59 and Weslayan and Bissonnet. There will be more, as we're under a flash flood warning.

The Fort Bend tornado was reportedly near FM 1093 at FM 723.

Keep dry and safe out there -- don't get on the road if you don't need to. If you do, the Houston TranStar page is a good place to keep track of road conditions.

What it looks looked like at Elgin and Travis near downtown:

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Photo by Catherine Matusow

Other photos:

@JennRushing tweeted: "Oh look at that car under water, oh wait it's mine. FML."
@JennRushing tweeted: "Oh look at that car under water, oh wait it's mine. FML."
Kipling & Mulberry in Montrose
Kipling & Mulberry in Montrose
Photo by Spencer Elliott
Near the Art Institute at Drexel & 59
Near the Art Institute at Drexel & 59
Photo by Nikki Witcraft
Richmond & Fountainview
Richmond & Fountainview
Photo by Jamie Flowers

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Photo by Mark C. Austin
Sharpstown -- there's a street there somewhere under the water

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Photo by Barry Sigman
As the storm loomed near Beechnut & Highway 6

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Photo by Rachel Bohanan
Drexel & 59


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