Storms, heavy rain trigger flooding in SA area
SAN ANTONIO – Storms dumping heavy rain have triggered flooding in the San Antonio area Friday.
Here is the latest:
The LaSalle County Sheriff's Office reports that FM 624 was closed due to flooding about 16 miles outside of Cotulla.
Mustang Creek was reported to be full and the Mendiola Road crossing was closed in Cotulla.
Parts of Interstate 35 south of Artesia Wells have some water over the lanes, but no major flooding was reported.
Officials cautioned that runoff from creeks may make flooding worse in low-lying areas before waters recede.
The Atascosa County Sheriff's Office reported the following road closures (as of 9:45 a.m.).
FM 2146 @ Atascosa River between TX 173 and FM 2146.
FM 1332, 2 miles west of Jourdanton @ Goose Creek.
FM 140 east of Christine at Laparita Creek
Use caution especially on FM 541 near McCoy & FM 536 east of U.S. 281 to Loire.
7:15 a.m. UPDATE: Pearsall ISD will delay start of classes until 10 a.m.
7 a.m. UPDATE: Severe storms, including radar indicating possible tornadoes, are moving east through LaSalle county at 35 mph. Moderate to heavy rain will move through the area this morning.
6 a.m. UPDATE: Medina ISD delays start of classes until 10 a.m.
5:45 a.m. UPDATE: Uvalde Consolidated ISD and Utopia ISD have delayed the start of classes until 10 a.m. Buses will also run two hours later for those districts.
5 a.m. UPDATE: KSAT Weather Authority Meteorologist Mike Osterhage says rain is coming down in buckets in Zavala and Uvalde counties.
There are also heavy downpours in southern Medina and northern Frio County. The rain has prompted several warnings across the area.
Bexar County remains under a flash flood watch until noon Friday.
Mike says these storms contain torrential downpours and probably hail and high winds. They are moving to the east roughly 20 miles per hour.
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