Dripping Springs experiences flooding, road closures due to storms

Areas prone to flooding in Dripping Springs saw road closures due to storms May 3.

Areas prone to flooding in Dripping Springs saw road closures due to storms May 3.

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Many roads and properties in the Dripping Springs area have experienced flooding as a result of heavy rainfall May 3. While water has receded near downtown along W. Hwy. 290 and Mercer Street, low water crossings and rural areas historically prone to flooding still have water on roadways or are showing signs of damage.

Downtown, businesses located in the floodplain such as Homespun Kitchen & Bar were flooded, as were the City Council Chambers at City Hall. Other residential properties located in the floodplain and apartments also saw flooding overnight. Damages are currently being assessed by the city as the area continues to dry.

According to a May 4 release by the Dripping Springs Chamber of Commerce, many in the community "were hard hit by the torrential rain and subsequent flash flooding from last night’s storm."

The chamber asked those businesses impacted by the storm and looking for assistance to reach out by emailing susan@drippingspringstx.org. Also, if a business, home or property has been affected, owners can submit damage information to Hays County at www.haysinformed.org/damage-survey.aspx, the release states.

Low water crossings in the Dripping Springs area remain closed or have potential hazards present, according to ATX Floods. The following crossings were closed as of 9:40 a.m. on May 4:

  • W. Fitzhugh Road between both legs of Bell Springs Road

  • Bell Springs Road one mile south of Fitzhugh Road

  • Fitzhugh Road at Barton Creek

  • Trautwein Road at Barton Creek

  • Creek Road west of Mt. Gainor Road

  • Mt. Gainor Road at South Onion Creek

  • Fitzhugh Road east of Ted Burger Road

  • RM 150 at Onion Creek and the Onion Creek double crossing

  • Hamilton Pool Road at the Pedernales River

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By Nicholas Cicale

Nick was born in Long Island, New York and grew up in South Florida. He graduated from Florida State University in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in writing and a minor in music. Nick was a journalist for three years at the St. James Plaindealer in Minnesota before moving to Austin to join Community Impact Newspaper in 2016.


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