The SJV campus and offices remain closed. Major work is being done on our campus by CenterPoint Energy which has located an Emergency Mobile Substation on our property. This is to assist in restoring electric power to thousands of area homes. As the work is hazardous and there are many workers and vehicles on campus, it is for safety reasons that the campus remains closed. Once we have received word from CenterPoint Energy that it is safe to open we will. We anticipate this will occur in the next several days.
Traffic and mobility in the area remain very difficult. Memorial Drive is closed due to flooding to the immediate west of Nottingham Oaks Trail and to the east of Beltway 8. Dairy Ashford, Kirkwood and Wilcrest south of I-10 are closed at Memorial Drive and north of Briar Forest. Dairy Ashford north of I-10 is closed. I-10 West feeder road is closed at Dairy Ashford. Eldridge remains closed. All of the neighborhoods south of Memorial Drive are restricted to residents and most have flooding. There is no crossing Buffalo Bayou. For more information please check with Houston Transtar.
It is our hope to offer the weekend schedule of Masses and Confessions and, to open the campus and parish offices; resume the daily Mass schedule and other activities on Monday, September 11. This is dependent on the work of CenterPoint as all of us wish to put safety first.
To assist in relief efforts and for assistance please check with Catholic Charitiesand the