UPDATE: Sugar Land roads have cleared, officials remain alert after Tropical Depression Imelda drops several inches of rain


Updated 11:26 a.m., Sept. 20

All streets in Sugar Land are clear. The city received an average of 4.5 inches of rain in about a 24-hour period with the majority of rainfall occurring in the span of two hours, city officials shared.

The Brazos River rose by 4 feet, and Oyster Creek at Hwy. 6 peaked at about 73.6 feet–less than 2 feet from the point of likely flooding, according to the Harris County Flood Warning System. The Brazos River remains below action stage, city officials said.

City officials will continue to monitor weather conditions and respond appropriately should conditions change Sept. 20.

Posted 4:33 p.m., Sept. 19

Sugar Land’s Intelligent Transportation Systems website is showing reports of high water and car flooding along Power Court in Sugar Creek and at New Territory Boulevard and Chatham Avenue.

Additionally, the southbound Hwy. 59 frontage road at the Brazos River is closed due to high water. The Grand Parkway turnaround at Hwy. 59 is an alternate route option.

Sugar Land’s emergency operations center is active and staffed to respond to weather-related issues. Heavy and continuous rainfall is expected in Sugar Land throughout Sept. 19, and residents should brace for street flooding and stay off the roads, if possible.

All solid-waste collection is being suspended for the remainder of Sept. 19. Republic Services will collect waste from Sept. 19 on Sept. 21, and regular services are expected to resume Sept. 20.

For any additional questions or immediate concerns, call 311 or 281-275-2900. Real-time traffic updates can be found at http://its.sugarlandtx.gov.

See updates from Fort Bend County here.

Follow all of our Houston-area flooding coverage.

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Beth Marshall
Born and raised in Montgomery County, Beth Marshall graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in communication and a minor in business. Originally hired as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in 2016, she became editor of the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition in October 2017.
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