Storm system brings rain, power outages to Central Texas

Storm system brings rain, power outages to Central Texas

Storm system brings rain, power outages to Central Texas


by KVUE News

Posted on January 9, 2013 at 4:14 AM

Updated Friday, Nov 8 at 5:45 PM

7:48 a.m. Update:

The far inside lane of SB Mopac at Spicewood Springs is closed.  KVUE's Jessica Vess reports water on the roadway goes up mid-calf on some TXDOT workers monitoring the road.

7:09 a.m. Update:

Williamson County reporting CR 177, CR 152 at Lonnie Thomas Dr, and CR 152 are closed this morning due to high water.

6:26 a.m. Update:

Austin Police say there are no roads closed at this time due to rain or standing water.  Crews are about to head out to check low water crossings.  Travis County Sheriff's Office and DPS also reporting no major problems this morning.

6:10 a.m. Update:

12 Hour Rainfall Totals from the Lower Colorado River Authority:

Walnut Creek at Webberville Rd - 1.43"

Colorado River at Austin - 1.93"

Onion Creek at Hwy 183 in Austin - 1.35"

Barton Creek at SH 71 in Oak Hill - 1.93"

Bull Creek at Loop 360 - 1.65"

Barton Creek at Loop 360 - 1.60"

Cedar Creek near Bastrop - 2.18"

Onion Creek at Buda - 1.68"

4:04 a.m. Update:

The flash flood watch has been extended until 6 p.m. and includes all of the Austin-metro. 

3:40 a.m. Update:

There are currently no power outages, no low water crossings, and no street flooding reported.  Roads are wet, but so far Meteorologist Albert Ramon calls this is a "nice, healthy downpour."

2:45 a.m. Update:

Pedernales Electric reports power has been restored to 2,000 customers in Cedar Park who lost power overnight.  The company says wet conditions are making it hard to get to locations, but crews are working as safely and quickly as possible.