State re-opens 2222 at Bull Creek; one missing

State road crews are reopening section of FM 2222 this evening. A portion of road east of Loop 360/Capital of Texas Hwy has been closed down due to flood damage all day. Officials with the Texas Department of Transportation says the east bound side of FM 2222 was hit hard by flood waters from Bull Creek, but that the west bound side of the road is in good shape. They say the plan is to have one lane open in each direction on the west bound side of the road.



Austin fire crews say two people were rescued from a car at RM 2222 and Lakewood Drive, but another vehicle was swept away -- along with the woman driving.  "We had two water rescue alarms, meaning people in the water," said Capt. Mark Saenz with AFD. "The first was a female that we rescued out of the water, got her out of the water. Then shortly after that, a second vehicle went in the water, drove around some barricades and was swept away with the power of the water. We haven't found that vehicle or that driver yet."   The search for her is expected to resume once the sun has come up.


  The city of Austin  has released the following:
Travelers should be aware of potential traffic delays related to an emergency closure of Robert E. Lee Road between Barton Springs Road and Lund Street (just past the Umlauf Sculpture Gardens). The closure will remain in place until further notice due to safety concerns after Tuesday’s rain storm. Detour signage is being installed to guide traffic through the area.

The Barton Creek Greenbelt will be closed until early next week. Staff report flooding in the greenbelt and persons are encourage to stay away from the greenbelt until flooding subsides and trail conditions return to normal. A media advisory will be distributed as soon as staff determine a re-opening date for the Barton Creek Greenbelt.

The Austin Parks and Recreation Department Aquatic Division has closed Barton Springs Pool due to flooding. Once the flooding stops staff will clean the pool of debris, silt and assess conditions at the pool.

  Williamson County has released the following:

The Williamson County Unified Road System announces the following roads are closed due to high water as of 3:30 p.m.   

CR 176, CR 174, CR 258, CR 305, CR 272, CR 177, CR 174 from Great Oaks to Round Rock city limits, CR 123, CR 152, CR 100, CR 328, CR 347, CR 348, CR 366, CR 132, CR 337, CR 456, CR 471, Little and Big Mankins.

 Williamson County Parks and Recreation announces that Berry Springs Park and Preserve, Champion Park and Twin Lakes Park will be closed due to flood damage.


The city of Cedar Park has released the following:

A portion of Riviera Subdivision is inaccessible due to high water.  Currently various sections of E. Riivera Drive is closed.


Hwy 183 is open.
East Whitestone Closed
     Westbound at Vista Ridge Blvd.
     Eastbound at Spanish Oak Creek (2000 Blk East Whitestone)

All Brushy Creek Parks Closed.

Brushy Creek Road just East of Parmer Closed.

Hays County officials have released the following:

Hays County has closed its parks at Five Mile Dam on the Blanco River near San Marcos to ensure public health and safety. Parks Director Jerry Pinnix said that high, fast-running water filled with debris such as logs and the potential for higher bacteria counts due to runoff make the area unsafe for visitors. The parks will remain closed until further notice.




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