- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 18, 2017

HOUSTON (AP) - A storm system has dropped up to 10 inches of rain in some parts of Southeast Texas, flooding neighborhoods and closing schools.

The highest rainfall totals were recorded in Brazoria County, south of Houston, where the Danbury school district closed its schools Tuesday following the overnight rain.

Danbury and the Galveston County town of Santa Fe were among the communities contending with flooded neighborhoods, and some waterways, such as the Brazos River just west of Houston, were near flood stage.

The National Weather Service has extended a flash flood watch into Tuesday afternoon for several counties.

Traffic along Interstate 45 and several other routes was slowed and forecasts call for another 3 to 6 inches of rain through Tuesday.

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