Driver deaths on flooded Houston-area roads prompt review

U.S. Highway 380 is closed because of water over the bridge as Lake Bridgeport continues to rise with runoff from recent rains, in Bridgeport, Texas, Wednesday, April 20, 2016. The death toll has reached several in Southeast Texas flooding after storms dumped more than a foot of rain. (Rodger Mallison/Star-Telegram via AP) MANDATORY CREDITHOUSTON (AP) — The deaths of eight drivers whose bodies were pulled from vehicles inundated by this week’s torrential rains in the Houston area have prompted local leaders to push for improvements in how they warn people about the dangers of flooded roads.

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