Flood warning in effect for eastern Travis County


The National Weather Service Austin/San Antonio issued a flash flood warning for eastern Travis County through 12:15 p.m., including Austin and Pflugerville.
Several roads have flooded, and the weather service said flooding can be expected in and near Austin, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Elgin, Tanglewood Forest, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, West Lake Hills, Rollingwood, Windemere, Manor, Mustang Ridge, Onion Creek, Cedar Creek, Wyldwood, Shady Hollow, Hornsby Bend, Manchaca, Sunset Valley and Webberville.
Two-to-4 inches of rain fell in the area on Saturday, according to the weather service, and an additional 1-2 inches Sunday morning, which caused more road flooding.
Pflugerville police reported flooding and closures along East Pecan Street, while I-35 had lane closures near SH 183 in Austin.
Sunday’s rain also canceled events, including the 42nd Statesman Cap10K. The race website said next year’s event will be April 5.

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Joe Warner
Joe Warner is managing editor of the nine Austin-Central Texas editions of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as senior editor of the flagship Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto newspaper. He came to Central Texas from Metro Detroit, where he was editor and general manager of several daily and weekly publications. He is the former president of the Michigan Press Association and was on the MPA board of directors for nine years.
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