Canadian River flooding causes huge traffic mess on 287

Canadian River flooding causes huge traffic mess on 287

AMARILLO- Severe weather roared through the Amarillo area April 11 causing major traffic delays along US 287.

Around 6:30 p.m., all inbound and outbound lanes on 287 just north of the city were shut down.

Parts of the Canadian River  banks overflowed and combined with rain and slick roads, TxDOT and DPS Troopers were kept busy detouring traffic.

As of 10 p.m. April 11, the northbound lanes on 287 headed towards Dumas have reopened.