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Soggy conditions across the Coastal Bend after morning rain

Coastal Bend weather
Posted at 10:46 AM, Sep 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-05 19:32:26-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Thunder, lightning and rain … lots and lots of rain.

That's the wake-up call we got early this morning, courtesy of the remnants of Tropical Storm Fernan.

It’s been a bit rough for morning commuters. The heavy rain we had overnight caused street flooding across the city.

That’s just some of what drivers had to deal with earlier today.

This soggy scene was on Agnes near Crosstown.

Unfortunately for at least one driver, the high water was just too much to tackle. Their car stalled out on Agnes Street right in front of Galvan Music, and things weren't much better for traffic turning onto Agnes from Crosstown. That intersection was pretty much underwater for much of the morning commute.

And it wasn't much better on Morgan. That’s where we spotted one school bus driving through another flooded intersection at Morgan and Crosstown -- that intersection looked like it was under at least a foot of water.

In the North Beach area, water wasn't just coming down from the sky but it was gushing out of the streets. An overflowing drainage system sent rain water back out onto the streets through manholes, and even the sidewalks were underwater. Driving through that area was also a challenge. Traffic coming off the Harbor Bridge was quickly slowed down by high water conditions.