Storms bring heavy rain, flooding to Central Texas

WRITER'S NOTE: The heaviest rain has moved out of the Austin area. The following is the final update for this weather blog.

CENTRAL TEXAS – Central Texas residents woke up to thunder, lightning and heavy rain Monday as a system moved through the region.

Some LCRA Hydromet sites in Llano County recorded nearly seven inches of rain since 12 a.m. Monday, with areas closer to Austin recording 2-4” rain as of 12:30 p.m. Monday. TAP HERE for the latest rain totals from the LCRA Hydromet.

RELATED: Aug. 7 rainfall totals for Central Texas

WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES:

LCRA opened a floodgate at both Max Starcke Dam, which separates Lake Marble Falls from Lake Travis, and Wirtz Dam, which holds back Lake LBJ. LCRA announced around 11:15 a.m. Monday that floodgates are now closed at both dams.

Residents downstream of these dams were advised to take precautions.

OUTAGES (as of 12:30 p.m. unless otherwise stated)

Oncor is reporting around 300 customers without power in Williamson County. TAP HERE for the Oncor outage map.

Austin Energy has around 300 customers without power. TAP HERE for the Austin Energy outage map.

Around 300 Pedernales Electric Cooperative customers are without power from 22 outages. TAP HERE for the PEC outage map.

Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative earlier said around 2,500 customers in Bastrop and Travis Counties had lost power, but crews have restored power to nearly everyone. TAP HERE for the Bluebonnet outage map.

TRAFFIC

ATX Floods is reporting 26 crossings closed at 12:30 p.m. Monday, including several in Cedar Park and Williamson County. TAP HERE for closed low-water crossings.

TAP HERE for the latest traffic conditions in Austin.

TAP HERE for road conditions across Texas from TxDOT.

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport could see flight delays or cancelations Monday due to the storms moving through. Please check with your airline before leaving for the airport, and also be aware of conditions before leaving. TAP HERE to view ABIA flight status.

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