SAN ANTONIO – In San Antonio, it’s not a matter of if flooding will occur every year, it’s a matter of when.
Every year, flash floods happen across the city as heavy storms move through the area, often during hurricane season. Bexar County officials monitor 178 low-water crossings, updating road closures when they occur.
While more seasoned residents know which places to avoid, newer residents may not know which areas are most prone to flooding:
Salado Creek at I-35:
When heavy rain falls, the water pools up on the access roads, resulting in closures in the area.
Basse Road and 281:
After heavy rains, Olmos Creek will quickly rise, flooding the roadways it runs through.
Pinn Road and Highway 151 has been the scene of some notable high-water rescues before. Leon Creek runs below the road, leaving it prone to flooding.
Lower levels of I-35:
The lower levels of I-35 tend to shut down after heavy rains lead to flash floods on the highway.
While those are some of the most well-known flooding spots, intersections around San Antonio can also flood, depending on where the rain falls.