Area creeks running high after storms


by QUITA CULPEPPER / KVUE News and Photojournalist KENNETH NULL

Posted on March 20, 2012 at 4:51 AM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 20 at 11:34 AM

AUSTIN -- The rain that fell Tuesday has area creeks running high. Some are even pushing bank-full stages.

Crews are monitoring part of Spicewood Springs Road. Drivers are being turned away from the low water crossing.

Before dawn, storms moved through the area and dumped more than 2.5 inches of water into Bull Creek. At 3 a.m., the creek overflowed its banks. KVUE was told the water levels will stay pretty high for a while.

There was also fast moving water found in Waller Creek in downtown Austin. The creek is more full than it has been in awhile.

It's the same story at Shoal Creek. Getting so much rain in a short amount of time had city and county officials worried about the potential for flash flooding.

Many low water crossings were closed during rush hour Tuesday. Most roads have been reopened.

You can get a full list of closures in the Austin area here.

In addition, Williamson County is reporting closures on their website.


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