Flash Floods Shut Down Roads in Austin and Central Texas.

Heavy rain has caused several road closures in Central Texas leading to a cautionary reminder from Austin Emergency Management that sometimes it is difficult to discern if water is on the road. As of 8:30 a.m, five roads have been closed in Central Texas. These include the Blanco River at Fischer Store Road, FM 150 at Bear Creek, the Blanco River at County Road 165, FM 1102 at Elm Creek and County Road 131.

To stay informed of the most up-to-date information on road closures, the public is urged to visit atxfloods.com. In the event of encountering high water, officials are emphasizing the importance of not attempting to drive through it. It is also essential to avoid creeks, trails, culverts, ponds, and other drainage infrastructure when driving in such challenging circumstances.

In addition to road closures, the inclement weather has also caused significant disruptions to the flight schedule at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. As a result, airport authorities are requesting that passengers check their flight status before arriving at the airport to avoid any inconveniences. Further, once their flight is confirmed, commuters are reminded to drive with caution given the challenging road conditions.

Officials warn that there may be an increased risk of flash floods in flood-prone areas. It is essential to remain vigilant and to take appropriate measures to avoid danger. Victims of flash floods can quickly find themselves in the midst of rapidly rising water with nowhere to go, which can result in loss of life.

The inclement weather is expected to persist in Central Texas throughout the day. Officials are urging the public to remain alert and vigilant during this time and to take any necessary precautions to ensure their safety. Residents in the affected areas are being asked to follow the guidelines issued by the Austin Emergency Management division.

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