The southbound lanes of Beltway 8 are still closed Twitter/Screenshot via ElissaRivas13
Southbound Beltway 8 in Houston remains closed. (Twitter/Screenshot via ElissaRivas13)

Commuters rejoiced when Beltway 8’s northbound lanes reopened.

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But it’s a mixed blessing–because the southbound lanes are still closed, according to ABC 13.

While the roadway was under water for two weeks after Harvey hit, and crews did a miraculous job clearing it, the southbound side still sports a massive sinkhole–all of which means that those lanes are not ready for prime time (or morning-time commutes).

Because some feeder roads are still impassible, navigating around the highway is still challenging.

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However, officials are optimistic that the southbound lanes will reopen sometime next week.

Anna Caplan contributes to Rare Houston and Rare Animals. 
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