Rain Brings Flash Flooding to North Texas

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    Heavy rain flooded roadways across North Texas Wednesday. Saginaw, Lewisville and Arlington were some of the hardest hit areas. The rain led to water levels reaching more than 12 feet at Trinity River.

    Heavy storms moved fast and furious though North Texas on Wednesday afternoon.

    Some of the worst flash flooding was at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington where the theme park, along with Hurricane Harbor, was forced to close for the evening.

    In a statement, Sharon Parker, with Six Flags Over Texas, said:

    Flooded Roadways Across North Texas

    [DFW] Flooded Roadways Across North Texas
    Heavy rain flooded roadways across North Texas Wednesday. Saginaw, Lewisville and Arlington were some of the hardest hit areas.

    "Due to inclement weather, Six Flags Over Texas and Hurricane Harbor are closed. The parks will reopen tomorrow morning at 10:30 a.m. Our rides are typically unaffected by adverse weather conditions and water recedes quickly after a heavy rain. Per our standard safety procedures, all rides will be thoroughly inspected before reopening."

    Arlington drivers were caught in high water at Cooper Street and Randol Mill Road, forcing police to shut down the intersection for a short time.

    The Arlington Fire Department said they responded to more than 20 high-water rescue calls caused by the heavy rain.

    Saginaw, which received more than five inches of rain in a short period of time, was also hit hard by the deluge.

    Floodwaters closed Saginaw's Main Street and Blue Mound Road, however, no homes or businesses flooded, according to a fire department spokesman.

    Just outside of town, about two inches of water rushed into one family’s home.

    "We were saying, 'Please stop,' because it was rushing in the front door, the back door, the garage door,” Jennifer Boulware said. “It was just coming in the house. Things were just floating across the house."

    Slow moving storms dumped heavy rain and prompted flash flood warnings for several counties including Denton, Tarrant and Wise.

    The U.S. Geological Survey is tracking lake water levels after the storms.

    The National Weather Service reported that water levels at the West Point Trinity River at Grand Prairie were as high as 12 feet Wednesday afternoon.

    The rain stopped late Wednesday night, but rain chances continue into the weekend. 

    NBC 5's Scott Gordon and Bianca Castro contributed to this report.