AUSTIN -- Heavy rains throughout Central Texas flooded the area and caused the cancellation of Sunday’s Austin City Limits Music Festival.
The promoter for ACL, C3 Productions, issued a statement on their website Sunday saying, “Due to current weather conditions with flash flood warnings, The Austin City Limits Music Festival organizers have canceled the festival for Sunday, October 13.”
C3 says the safety of festival goers was their top priority and that is what prompted the cancellation.
“Our first priority is always the safety of our fans, staff and artists,” said Shelby Meade, communications director for C3 Presents. “We regret having to cancel the show today, but safety always comes first.”
For those who paid a hefty price for their tickets, C3 says ticketholders will receive one-third of their ticket value back in way of a refund.
“Refunds will be issued automatically by check from Front Gate Tickets within three weeks. One-third of ticket price will be refunded to all ticket buyers based on original ticket price paid, and will be mailed to the billing address on the original order.”
If you lost something or left an item at Bag & Chair Check, please fill out the form at aclfestival.com/lost and they will try to reunite you with your belongings as soon as they can.
For questions, please visit http://support.frontgatetickets.com.
LCRA announced floodgate operations at the Tom Miller Dam on Sunday morning that were completed early Sunday afternoon. However, LCRA officials still warned those near flooded areas to take caution and to avoid swiftly moving water in the area.
Austin Parks and Recreation announced that Barton Springs Pool is also temporarily closed until further notice, according to a press release.
Road closures throughout Central Texas are continuing throughout the day Sunday. For a list of road closures in Hays County, visit their emergency information website. For a map of Travis County road closures, visit atxfloods.com. To search conditions on specific roads, visit the Texas Department of Transportation's highway conditions page.
AFD, EMS, Starflight and police combined responded to 11 water rescues overnight and two more water rescues in Manor today. AFD received 90 weather-related calls since last night.
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