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Austin Storm Update

Students braving the rain on campus yesterday.
Photo by Huma Munir for KUT News
Students braving the rain on campus yesterday.

Storms that blew into Austin early this morning are still affecting the city. The National Weather Service is reporting a 24-hour rainfall total of 5.74 inches at Austin Bergstrom Airport.

Power Outages

Austin Energy had several outages to contend with this morning, including one at South Congress and Annie St. Five-hundred customers were without power at that location. Council member Mike Martinez said on Twitter that the South Congress and Annie St. area “is hardest hit right now.” The outage was caused by tree limbs falling on power lines. But according to Austin Energy's outage map, power to the area has been restored. 

Road Closures

The city’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management still lists five roads as closed. They are:

  • Spicewood Springs from Old Lampasas to 360
  • 5300 Old Spicewood Springs
  • 6345 Joe Tanner
  • 5100 Wasson Rd
  • Ross Rd at Pierce Ln

A flood warning will continue to be in effect for Onion Creek at US 183 until tonight.  Minor flooding is forecast.

Wells has been a part of KUT News since 2012, when he was hired as the station's first online reporter. He's currently the social media host and producer for Texas Standard, KUT's flagship news program. In between those gigs, he served as online editor for KUT, covering news in Austin, Central Texas and beyond.
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