Hurricane Harvey

Houston’s Traffic Flood, The Best Apps To Help Navigate The Roads After Harvey

Houston traffic has always been a pain, but in the aftermath of Harvey it has only gotten worse. Learn how to stay on top of the ever changing traffic in the city.

The flooding from Harvey is receding and the city is resuming a somewhat normal schedule. However, a new kind of flood has hit the city. With roads closed and areas of Houston still underwater, traffic has become a very serious issue.

Here are a few apps you can use to stay ahead of the traffic in Houston.



Drivetexas is a site we used often during our initial coverage of high water areas and road closures during Harvey’s assault on the city.

Their live map allows you to customize what your are looking for, be it construction, damage, flooding, or simple areas of high traffic.

They also provide the option to sign up for traffic alerts in your area.


2.) WAZE

Waze is a popular navigation/social media app hybrid that relies on user input.

Users make a profile, and are granted the power to report on traffic incidents and gridlock when passing them by.

Other users of the app will appear on the map as their created avatar. Who said traffic couldn’t be fun!

Waze Live map


3.) ETA

ETA is another smartphone app, but is designed for people with minimalistic sensibilities.

In your profile you add your home location and a list of common places you travel. The will constantly update you on the estimated time of arrival for each location. Its will also provide you with alternate routes if you need them.



Also check out our updated list of road closures and high water areas from our Harvey coverage here.


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