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Hays County Severe Weather Update

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UPDATE 11:44 a.m.: The city has evacuated people along the Blanco and San Marcos Rivers. The San Marcos Activity Center has been opened as an evacuation center.

TRAFFIC as of 11 a.m: : Bumper to bumper traffic on I-35 near Kyle / Buda, as well as in San Marcos.

Road Closures

Closed: I-35 at Buda

Closed: Moore Street at Smith

Closed: Cheatham Street at Rio Vista

Closed: Aquarena Springs Drive at Sessom

Closed: Post Road at Uhland Road

Closed: Highway 80 at River Road

Closed: River Road at Cape Road

Closed: (Toward Wimberly) Ranch Road 12 at Baptist Academy, also at Wimberly Glass Works

Closed: (Hays County) Old Bastrop Highway at the San Marcos River

Closed: Redwood Road at Cottonwood Parkway

UPDATE 10:43 a.m.: A flood warning is in effect for the Guadalupe River from Canyon Lake to Seguin. The river is expected to crest at over 25 feet, and water is already over bridges in New Braunfels. Also, county low water crossings remain largely impassable, and debris on some roads that experienced flooding earlier this morning could pose a danger to motorists. Please exercise caution and do not be on the roads today if you do not need to be.

According to the National Weather Service, flooding over 25 feet would cause “disastrous life threatening flooding occurs below Canyon Dam to below Seguin.”

Information from Hays County Office of Emergency Management

Flood Evacuation

Attn: Residents along Cypress Creek, Flite Acres Road & Fulton Ranch Road

Residents in the Wimberley area along Cypress Creek, Flite Acres Rd and Fulton Ranch Rd are being urged to evacuate. Shelter accommodations are available at Wimberley Community Center

UPDATE 10:01 a.m.:Flash Flood Warning ‘til 1:15 p.m. Severe Thunderstorm Warning ‘til 10:15 a.m. Tornado WATCH ‘til noon.

WE ARE UNDER A FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY, the most serious language that can be used to describe the situation. Blanco River could flood up to 27 feet. Use extreme caution.

UPDATE 9:37 a.m.: According to the Texas State Alert System, the Round Rock and San Marcos campuses have been closed for the day.

UPDATE 9 a.m. San Marcos has flooded in some areas, and the National Weather Service has issued both a flash flood warning and a severe thunderstorm warning, as well as a tornado watch.

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National Weather Service updates can be found at www.weather.gov.

Residents are urged to sign up for emergency alerts at www.sanmarcostx.gov/emergency.

UPDATE 8:54 a.m.: Director of Communications & Intergovernmental Relations, Kristis Wyatt, says there are stalled cars on the road. Remember to stay off of roads and to turn around, don’t drown

UPDATE 8:35 a.m.: There is limited viability headed toward Austin on I-35. People are encouraged to stay off the roads.

San Marcos river is over the bridge at Aquarena Springs Drive. UPD encourages to stay off road unless it’s an emergency

Both the Round Rock and San Marcos locations of Texas State University have delayed classes until noon.

CISD Schools are providing shelter in place as of 8:30 a.m. If your child is not already at school, do not bring them.

UPDATE 8:28 a.m.: Storms are expected to die down around 9 or 10 a.m. There is a 60% chance of continued thunderstorms from 11 a.m., until tonight.

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