HARVEY UPDATE: Williamson County officials monitoring heavy rainfall, road closures Sunday

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The Williamson County region has seen about 2.5 to 8 inches of rain over the past few days as Hurricane Harvey continues to bring heavy rainfall and strong winds to Texas.

According to the National Weather Service in Austin/San Antonio, the heaviest rainfall around Williamson County so far has fallen mostly east of I-35 and in the region around Austin.

According to the National Weather Service in Austin/San Antonio, the heaviest rainfall in Williamson County so far has fallen mostly east of I-35 and in the region around Austin. (via National Weather Service Austin/San Antonio)

Computer models from Community Impact Newspaper’s reporting partner FOX 7 project continued rainfall in the Austin area through at least Monday morning. The computer projections estimate that Georgetown and the Williamson County area could see another 6.88 inches of rain.

Round Rock officials released an online statement Sunday morning that crews remain in the field to respond to any issues.

As of 6:30 a.m. Sunday, waterways are able to handle the rain and any runoff,” the statement read. “Crews will monitor these areas as rains continues throughout the day.”

As of Sunday afternoon, city officials have closed a number of low water crossings in Cedar Park, Leander and Round Rock. According to the city of Cedar Park, Brushy Creek Lake Park, Brushy Creek Sports Park and portions of Williamson County’s Brushy Creek Trail in the areas of the two parks are closed.

There are also several low water crossing closings around Georgetown, including at 300 Industrial Avenue and CR 152 at Lonnie Thomas.

Cedar Park’s department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management posted an updated online Sunday morning warning residents of possible high winds and periods of heavy rain.

“Due to saturated ground, some tree root systems may be compromised causing some trees to become uprooted,” the statement read. “Please remain aware and stay informed.”

According to the National Weather Service in Austin/San Antonio, a Flash Flood watch for Travis and Williamson counties has been expanded through Wednesday evening. A Hazardous Weather outlook is also in effect through Sunday evening.

Residents are encouraged to check www.atxfloods.com, which tracks the water crossings that are open and closed in the region.

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Caitlin covers Cedar Park and Leander city councils and reports on education, transportation, government and business news. She is an alumnus of The University of Texas at Austin. Most recently, Caitlin produced a large-scale investigative project with The Dallas Morning News and led education coverage in the Brazos Valley at The Bryan-College Station Eagle. After interning with Community Impact Newspaper for two summers, she joined the staff as a reporter in 2015.
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